Frankenstein Wretch Analysis

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During the confrontation, the wretch plead with Victor to listen to his side of the story. Frankenstein’s monster wishes to be a happy and docile creature, and says that he only murdered because he felt hated and betrayed, and only wanted to take revenge on his God. The wretch shows his education, comparing himself to the Biblical story of Adam and Eve, stating “I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed.” (pg 90). The wretch begins his story, becoming the narrator of the novel. He recalls his first memories, as he traveled through villages and was rejected at every turn. The wretch learned to live in the forests, stealing food just to survive. He begins to observe the De Lacey family, hiding his presence from his new “adopted family”. The monster hides in a hovel attached to the De Lacy family cottage, and even calls the family his “protectors” (pg. 104). The innocence of the wretch contrasts with the selfishness of Victor, with the monster proving to be a…show more content…
After his “family” rejected him, the wretch he went to go find Victor in Geneva. While on the way to Geneva, he saves a young girl from drowning in a stream. The wretch is then shot as if he was a villain and “curses all humanity”. When the monster arrived in Geneva, he found Victor’s brother William. The wretch murders the child reasoning that “I too can create desolation, my enemy is not invulnerable; this death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment and destroy him.” (pg. 124) and plants William’s mother’s locket on Justine. After both sides, Victor’s and the wretch’s are told, the wretch requests that Victor create him a mate, stating “Oh! my creator, make me happy; let me feel gratitude towards you for one benefit! Let me see that I excite the sympathy of some existing thing; do not deny me my
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