The way you speak says a lot about you. Victor created his creature in a manner that even he was afraid of it and ran off, so he never had the opportunity to show him how to speak. However, the monster learned to speak and act in a very proper manner. The eloquence and persuasiveness make it easier as a reader to sympathise with Victor’s creation because you learn he’s not evil, has humane characteristics, and forget he’s a monster. Rejected by his creator, the monster seeks shelter, however, he is disoriented and with the basic concepts that will allow him to survive.
Disaster could have been avoided if Victor had made an attempt to contain his work, instead of assuming that leaving an unpredictable being could have no negative outcomes. Victor’s blind pursuit of fame and ignorance was akin to that of Icarus, and his lack of forethought was akin to that of Jephthah. Considering all the evidence and comparisons, it is abundantly clear that it was not the pursuit of knowledge and fame that doomed Victor Frankenstein; but it was his divine ignorance and responsibility that had doomed
Firstly, Victor is evident to be the true monster in Frankenstein shown through his natural attitude conveying selfishness and abandonment. Throughout the novel Victor displays these traits through his many actions where he only cares about his well being. Victor is completely focused on creating human life and does not care that he is hurting Elizabeth, his family and the monster. To begin with, Frankenstein creates the monster so he could alter the gift of life, not to learn for the sake of science or himself. He started his experience out of his own self interest as he ignores his family back in Geneva and does not write them letters explaining his personal status for long periods of time.
The monster explains that he had been truly overcome with anger because of the De Lacey family’s rejection of him. On the other hand, the monster does not experience two of the most important qualities of being human: growth, and being made by God. The monster is aware of this and admits this by saying, “From my earliest remembrance I had been as I then was in height and proportion” (103). The monster has been the same height since his oldest memory. He also implies that he was not made by God when he says, “I remembered Adam’s supplication to his Creator.
“Believe me, Frankenstein: I was benevolent; my soul glowed with love and humanity; but am I not alone, miserably alone?” (Shelley 103) The monster once was happy, but he had no parent figure to guide him. Also, Victor does not give his creation a chance at a loving relationship. The monster is left with no figure to guide him in life so he goes off on his own. “You my creator, abhor me; what hope can I gather from your fellow yellow-creatures, who owe me nothing? They spurn and hate me.
Because Ralph follows Piggy, he never seems to turn to the “dark side”. He isn’t a savage like the others, who pushed Piggy away. Simon could also be considered a guide because he understood more about what was going on better than the others. He was able to figure out that the monster wasn’t really a monster. But no one ever listened to Simon, they made him an outcast, when really he could have helped them a lot.That is why they couldn’t think straight, they turned into monsters because they didn’t follow their “guides”.
the outcast in frankenstein) good example of the creature’s intelligence and eloquence was that he was pointing out that even the worst of men are allowed to defend themselves before judgment is passed. The creature has the ability to speak in his own defense, but is not given the chance. He is not accepted as a human and therefore is not given the right to defend himself. The creature also points out that while Victor has labeled him a murderer, Victor does not see a crime in killing the creature. The creature’s rejection in the novel is due to the nature of his being.
In a Society Full of Hatred, Good Turns Evil John Ortberg once said, “Art is built on the deepest themes of human meaning: good and evil, beauty and ugliness, life and death, love and hate. No other story has incarnated those themes more than the story of Jesus.” However, the story of Frankenstein comes in at a close second to these themes of “human meaning” (Ortberg). The creation is heroic, as well as, a monster, he has an appalling appearance, and he wants love but receives animosity. The creation was born good and made evil. A term for the creation Mary Shelley used was “creature.” Creature is defined to be an animal, as distinct from a human being or a fictional being that is typically frightening (Dictionary.com).
Upon his creation, all that the monster ever wanted was to find someone, whether it be a mate or a family. Because of his appearance he was denounced, The Monster only found himself at peace when he met a man by the name of Old Man DeLacey, this man was his only friend, ironically enough, because he was blind. Later in the story, The Monster saved a small girl from a predicament in the pond. Upon bringing her back to shore, he was not condoled how he had expected, “This is the reward for my
Victor Frankenstein, is at fault for the creature’s actions. Victor was looking for some honor and triumph, but when he accomplished his experiment, not only did it bring terror to Victor, but to the whole world. The monster never learned right from wrong and was never raised correctly, his first moment of life, all he experienced was the fear in Victor's emotion, and was abandoned right from the start. Victor selfishly isolated himself from society and ran away from his responsibilities which caused destruction to the people Victor cared for and loved deeply. The creature was known as a monster and was doomed due to his appearance.
He doesn’t even take any effort to name his nameless child. Any creation, or any living being should have the right for a name, the right for an identity. Many people mistake Frankenstein with the monster. But is this really a mistake? Frankenstein is the one who creates the monster within the creature.
This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence. In both situations, a friendly and accepting hand could have led both monsters to happiness and kindness, but the lack thereof sparked the violence. Grendel and the Monster from their respective works, Gardner’s Grendel and Shelley’s Frankenstein, find themselves with no companionship, nobody to share in their joys or sorrows, which leads to violence being taken out on those who rejected them; if those victims had initially accepted and loved Grendel and the Monster, this would not have