Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a gothic horror novel about how, after weeks of being at sea, explorer Robert Walton comes across a very ill man named Victor Frankenstein. In a series of letters to his sister in England, he retells Victor’s story of the creation he made and how it forever changed his life. In the novel Frankenstein, readers know the real monster is Victor Frankenstein because he was selfish and only focused on himself, abandoned his creation, and let other people die as a result of his actions. In the beginning, Victor Frankenstein starts to show how selfish he truly is by ignoring his family’s requests to write letters to them while he is away. Instead, Frankenstein spends all of his time focusing on himself and bringing
Unlike Victor Frankenstein’s birth, the creature searched for glory from a beginning of loneliness and a craving for love from the humans he wished to be. Even though he was unfamiliar with the typical childhood when he was first ‘awakened’, the monster knew he had “no money, no friends, no kind of property”, and he wished to change that (128). He wanted what everyone else got freely, and even with this unfairness, he tried desperately to earn these ‘normal’ assurances he didn’t already own—like acceptance. When the creature was furiously denied these privileges, he turned away from humanity and their prejudice and looked to his own race, demanding a similar undead wife from Frankenstein. “‘You must create a female for me with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being.
He only thought of all "wonderful" things he would be doing for the world. He was selfish and only thought of what he would get out of his work. His greed and desire for glory and power temporarily blinded him. Victor had already shown his selfish ways before he created the creature. He had a decent childhood, and his mother even brought home a young girl to be his wife.
Shelley addresses this question with the character Victor Frankenstein. One of the first things Victor is at fault for is his creation of Frankenstein in the first place. The monster would constantly cry, “Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed?
Mary Shelley wants to emphasize her position on isolation and selfishness throughout the novel, Frankenstein. She does this by adding one key scene that portrays Victor Frankenstein’s isolation and selfishness, which is the creation scene. In this scene, Victor Frankenstein went off to school after his mother’s death. He left his family to pursue his passion in science. After he discovered the secrets to life an death, Victor wanted to create a new superior species.
These dark thoughts breed into deadly cruelty. As a result of his anger and loneliness, the Creature vows to seek revenge on the person who cursed him with his miserable existence, Victor Frankenstein. The Creature’s first of many victims, Victor’s younger brother, is killed after he insults the Creature by calling him an “ugly wretch… monster” (123). The Creature’s murder of William symbolizes the Creature’s descent to darkness, as his anger externalizes for the first time and he commits an act of violence out of uncontrollable rage. The Creature also realizes that the best way to gain revenge on Victor is to hurt those who Victor love, a twisted revelation stemming from the Creature's own limited experiences with companionship.
In the work Frankenstein, Mary Shelley describes how Victor Frankenstein creates life from a dead body and hates his creation. Society rejects and hates the Monster, triggering him to hate Victor and himself for being created. The Monster sets out on a quest for revenge and hatred towards Victor, trying to destroy both Victor’s life and the lives of everyone close to him. The Monster is controlled by anger, which causes pain in both Victor and the Monster’s life. The Monster’s quest for revenge shows the controlling aspects of anger.
He has a hatred for Frankenstein and how he left him all alone. This would be similar to leaving a baby all alone and making it fend for himself when they do not know the basic needs to live. In addition of this Frankenstein became a threat to others because of his sheer size. The monster was traveling to find Frankenstein and once he reaches town he finds a little boy; the boy tells the monster that his brother is Frankenstein and the creature kills him out of hatred for his creator. The boy has to pay the price of death due to his brother’s wrong decisions and actions and frames Justine by putting the locket in her dress.
Monstrous deeds make monstrous people. Victor Frankenstein and his creature were both born pure. Victor grew up in an amazing childhood surrounded by compassion, and when the creature was born he was kind. The pureness that resided in both the creature and Frankenstein soon fades to evil. They become vengeful towards those who hurt them.
One the inside the monster is just like everyone else, all he wants is to be happy and for people to not treat him poorly just because of the way he looks. Victor on the other hand may be normal on the outside, but on the inside he is selfish and bitter. All throughout Mary Shelley's novel she tells a story about how Victor the creator is clearly the real monster and his creation is the victim. Moral of the story the monster in frankenstein is only characterized to be a monster because that's what the people define him to be. Society has certain standards and it you don't meet their requirements then you're considered “abnormal.” Victor frankenstein's may have the standard looks, but his actions are considered to be evil.