However, the rejection brought against him by society destroyed his human traits leading him to murdering people. In contrast to the remorse of the monster, Victor feels only disgust when creating the monster rather than remorse. In hact he claimed that the “beauty of the dream vanished” (Shelley 61). This indicates a rather larger ideology within the story; While Victor constantly displays his disgust and hatred towards the monster, he begins to show less remorse as the story progresses. Obviously, the human reaction to creating a monster that would kill people would be remorse.
Unfortunately, this made the monster result to revenge and decide to use his corruption to hurt his creator. Frankenstein losing his innocence resulted in a monster, whom lost his innocence due to constant rejection. The loss of innocence in Frankenstein and his monster led to the unfortunate deaths of Frankenstein's family and friends. The monster desired revenge and found it in murdering the innocent people Frankenstein loved. Justine, William, Clerval, and Elizabeth were all people Frankenstein held close to his heart, losing his innocence put them in danger.
What caused the creature to lose faith in humanity was, after several attempts of doing good, he was repaid with rejection because of how terrifying he looked. These events lead to him wanting revenge, so he decided to go on a merciless rampage against any humans who crossed him as he traveled to find Victor, his creator. Unfortunately for Victor, someone very close
This is the start of the monsters downfall, he lets the rage he feels consumes him: “Cursed, cursed, creator! Why did I live?” (138). This is the point at which the monster lets his rage take over him. He needs to revenge his creator for giving him
Vengeance is certainly an underlying theme. This is carried out mostly by the monster, but Victor is eventually consumed by it towards the end. The monster wanted to cause Victor suffering as punishment for creating him, and more so later for taking away his potential mate. Victor destroyed the mate not only for revenge, but also for what he saw as the greater good. Vengeance is a vicious cycle, and it is clearly displayed in this story as the two main characters go back and forth.
In reality, he is disgusted by the sight of his creation so he abandons it leaving it all alone in the world without any guidance and runs away to the next room. Victor himself suffered from being a social outcast and now he bestowed the same feeling onto the creature by abandoning him. By treating the creature as an outcast, “he will become wicked … divide him, a social being, from society, and you impose upon him the irresistible obligations—malevolence and selfishness” (Caldwell). Not only is Victor selfish for abandoning his creature but he is shallow as well. Instead of realizing that he achieved his goal of bringing life to an inanimate body he runs way because of how hideous it is.
This doesn’t seem like the smartest thing to do especially when there are people who’re oblivious to the monster roaming the streets. Also, kudos to Victor for making his fiend feel like "an unfortunate and deserted creature; [The monster looks] around [with] no relation or friend upon earth.[... ][He’s] full of fears, for if [he fails] there, [he’s] an outcast in the world forever" (Shelley 122). Because of the villagers, the monster had become more educated, finding an efficient way to escape his eternal isolation. He first chose to confront the blinded man since he had no reaction when the monster approached him.
For the same matter, humans also tend to inspect the tiniest judgments and hold grudges until satisfaction happens at a certain degree. An exceptional portrayal of the riveting human attitude would be to “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe. Montresor chooses murder to control a grudge. Poe depicts Montresor as a maniacal character by indirect characterization. Poe depicts Montresor as a maniacal character because of his brutal thought to kill Fortunato for an insult pertaining to himself.
For instance, the monster who was initially an innocent creature, transformed into a terrifying murderer due to the development of a strong sensation of hatred for Victor Frankenstein. Although the monster had initial feelings of awe for his creator, these quickly disappeared when he understood that Victor had completely abandoned him in a world in which creatures of his appearance are feared. This rejection prompted the monster to vow “everlasting war against the [human] species, and more than all, against him who created [it].” (Shelley, 116). Likewise, in Ramones’ “Poison Heart”, the artist vows to “Lock you in a dream, never let you go/ Never let you laugh or smile, not you.” (Ramones, lines 3 and 4). These lyrics relate to the monster’s promise as they represent how he imprisoned Frankenstein in his own personal nightmare – a terror where all of his loved ones perish.
In Frankenstein, the Monster, is created by Victor Frankenstein. Victor creates the Monster and hates him, because of this the Monster only sees hate and learns to hate. Victor has moral corruption as well because he has a very mundane outlook on life and this dictates how he reacts to the Monsters plot for revenge. Both characters in Frankenstein are infected by moral corruption and are controlled by there moral values. In this paper I will use Aristotle and Augustine to explain how moral corruption is corrupted by a persons environment and how they are treated in their environment.