“At first I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror; and when I became fully convinced that I was in reality the monster that I am, I was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification”(Shelley 80). The Creation of Frankenstein woke up in a world of hate. Since he looked different, the Monster never fit in with normal people. He would become isolated and feared because of his looks. Because the Monster was a hideous creation from Frankenstein, he was isolated and hated by his looks and behaved in an ethical manner when he began his path of vengeance.
Blame is assigned to those at fault: It’s easy to just blame the monster for all of the destruction. But it was because of Victor abandoning his creation and running away from his problems what caused the once good and benevolent monster to become vile. Victor was the one who created the monster, his aspirations and thirst for knowledge caused him to make the creation. He was very eccentric, he worked so hard on his creation and became ill and mad. When it didn’t turn out like he had hoped he just ran away.
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.
When created by Victor Frankenstein the Monster does not understand anything he is a newborn baby trapped inside an adult body. The Monster is immediately labeled as a hideous, grotesque monster, by his creator Victor, and is forced to live a life of isolation. This leads to the question: Does the Monster deserve to live with the rest of society? Many scholars agree that the monster does not deserve to live with the rest of society but others may disagree. Also, The Monster does not have to live and work like every other human being but instead work for individual people.
Victor regrets his action so turns the creature lose to the world and closes himself in his abysm of thoughts. The creature toughly discovers the world on his own and declares war on humanity. Frankenstein’s act as God conducts his life and his creation’s into a series of terrific events. As the novel progresses, Victor and his monster vie for the role or protagonist. At simple site, readers think the monster and Victor are two completely different people, but in fact they share the same desires.
The monster then decides to take the life of Victors companion. He does this for revenge as that is the one thing Victor refuses the monster. The reason for these characters deaths is in Foster's words “to put stress on other characters.”(90) These deaths cross a breaking point in Victor's mind. When Victor has nobody left in his life he makes up his mind to kill the monster in an act of violent passion. He sets out to hunt the monster, but gets sick and dies on his journey.
The creature kills Victor’s wife, Elizabeth, after he fails to provide the creature with a female companion. Victor spots the marks of the creature’s hand on her neck and fills with rage. The creature lingers outside the window and Victor observes, “A grin was on the face of the monster; he seemed to jeer, as with his fiendish finger he pointed towards the corpse of my wife” (242). The creature murders Elizabeth as a punishment after Victor breaks his promise. The creature wants a companion and shows Victor that breaking his promise has consequences.
Victor does not handle his monster, or his fears, well. When Frankenstein first sees his monster, he immediately “escaped, [from the room the monster was in] and rushed down stairs. p50” As the monster is an externalization of Frankenstein’s fears, this escape, this inability to so much as look at the monster, can be interpreted as Frankenstein’s inability to acknowledge his fears and anxieties. Like with anxiety, denying the monster’s existence only causes him to grow more destructive. Victor falls ill with anxiety, and as a result of Victor’s neglect the monster begins to destroy his life.
Frankenstein creates the monster he neglects him. The monster has no idea of what is right and wrong so can we really be surprised that he killed someone? Although killing someone can hardly be vindicated it can be explained. The monster was rejected by everyone he met leaving him [moved right hand from left to right to show how monster’s pushed away] completely alone and isolated. [Point towards audience] Now how would that make you feel?
What did you think about Victor? To me, Victor was a stupid person. He did whatever he wanted, but he didn’t think about what will happen later in the future. The monster was created by Victor is very lonely because of Victor. He created the monster and he had the responsibility to take care of the monster.