Victor, however, didn’t learn from his mistake of creating the monster, and created another. The monster also refers to the family in the cabin as “[his] friends” when they didn’t know of his existence (103). He despised the monster he believed he is; he stated that “when [he] heard the details of vice and bloodshed, [his] wonder ceased, and [he] turned away with disgust and loathing” (104). Therefore, he realized his flaws, which Victor failed to
The main character, Frankenstein, is especially shown to have strong companions in his family, fiancé, and close friend. In contrast, since coming into existence Frankenstein’s monster is rejected by all who come in contact with him. After some time the monster seeks out Frankenstein and tells him, “I am alone, and miserable; man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me.” (p. 103-104) By this plea the monster shows that he thinks if only he could have a fellow companion he could be relieve of his suffering. In the end Frankenstein does not give the monster his request and the monster kills Frankenstein’s fiancé as an act of
The villagers, DeLacey’s and even his own creator isolate him and cause him to feel excluded and distant from the rest of the human race. His torture begins in the beginning of the novel, when Victor Frankenstein first creates him. Although Frankenstein was initially thrilled to have created life, he was suddenly turned away because of the monster’s appearance: “...but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream had vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart. Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room...” (M. Shelley 49). This would be the equivalent to a mother leaving her child at the hospital because she did not like the way it looked when it was first born.
Alienation is the common attribute between the two main characters. Victor Frankenstein is perhaps the only character that more or less chooses alienation by himself because of his desire for knowledge. In the end, Victor becomes the “prisoner of his own creation.” On the other hand, “The Monster” is from birth abandoned in solitude, it is the experiences the monster encounters in life that reflect his actions. The monster is greeted with disgust and violence even though he introduces himself with friendly intentions. By giving the Creature a voice, the reader can sympathize with the suffering caused by the humans.
If we are lost, my mad schemes are the cause” (Shelley 158). He is feeling bad for his men because if the ship goes down it would be all his fault because of his lack of planning for the consequences. In the end, he learns for his mistake and takes the crew’s opinions into consideration and decides to turn back. On this expedition, Robert met a new friend named Victor Frankenstein who told Robert about his sad and scary life story involving problems caused by scientifically exploring the
When readers see the monster as Satan, it brings the theme of isolation and how the monster scares Victor, which makes him feel more alone than ever. The monster is trying to impress Victor the whole story, so by him still receiving Victor’s disapproval devastated him. Understanding this will open up the story for readers in a romantic way because they will gain a deeper insight into the monster's thoughts and
Drastically impacted by the time spent on the creation of his monster, Frankenstein finds that he not only ignored his own life, but also the lives of those who surround him. Frankenstein’s realization of his isolation is apparent when, “the same feelings which made [him] neglect the scenes around [him] caused [him] also to forget those friends who were so many miles absent, and whom [he] had not seen for so long a time” (40). The root of Frankenstein’s isolation was the two years spent on the creation of his monster, as he was separated from all of society. In the context of the novel, the words “neglect” and “absent” reveal Frankenstein’s isolation atop of his limited emotion. Frankenstein’s representation as the brain of the body reflects on his longing desire to feel emotion as a result of his isolated emotions.
However, when this unnamed monster, often mistakenly called Frankenstein, is introduced to the story, he starts off by revealing to his creator what he has been doing since his creation two years prior. This causes the reader to form a different opinion on the monster, beginning to feel compassion for him as he
Walton and Victor tell stories from how they see the outside, but the monster shows what is going on in their minds. As said in The Dark Night, “We stopped checking for monsters under our bed when we realized they were inside us,” it is too bad Victor didn’t know and it led to his life turning into chaos, leaving him lonely and ultimately
This was evidenced by Frankenstein rejecting the creature due to its physical appearance. He was also afraid that the creature resembled how he felt on the inside. Frankenstein tried to run from his emotions while the creature was discovering his. Mary Shelley described this encounter with the De Laceys after observing the family for a considerable time. “I felt sensations of a peculiar and overpowering nature: they were a mixture of pain and pleasure, such as I had never before experienced, either from hunger or cold, warmth or food.” I do not believe that Frankenstein was a bad person, but one that was irresponsible and afraid.