When Victor tries to kill his creature-like “Son”, the creature runs away where he is then sought after as a threat to society rather than someone looking for a companion. Being alone and dismissed from society the creature goes to look for Victor, but finds a family that he observes and learns from. The family are who he considers friends, though the blind grandfather is the only one who knows of him. When the family finally sees the ugly creature, they defensively beat him and run away. The creature then intensely starts his journey to find Victor, where he eventually
“‘Shall each man,’ cried he, ‘find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone? I had feelings of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn,’” (Shelley, 20.11). Victor denies the monster humanity because he is appalled by his features, and that’s what makes Victor the true monster. He made early judgement on who the monster was before the monster could speak because he was terrifying, and society had made him believe that if it were different it was dangerous. Even when the monster promised to leave society forever if he were only given someone to love, to feel normal, the idea that anything outside their realm of societal norms being allowed to continue existing was just too much for Victor.
As Frank Herbert once said: “ Too much knowledge never makes for simple decisions.” This reigns true not only in Frankenstein, But also in everyday life. Coincidentally, learning too much can bring misery and dangers into your life. We can see this in scientists, like Victor, they learn too much knowledge and become mad, crazy, hurtful people. Knowledge like most things is good in moderation, when knowing too much, we become people who are darker and more wretched than our original
When the Monster said this anyone would have sympathy for him and the way Pullman wrote this he made sure it did because when the Monster said that it sounded like he had a bad image of himself because he had gotten that off other people. The Monster also said “And that’s humanity in a nutshell” describing of how no one would ever accept him because everyone was so self absorbed and in it to kill it instead of being inclusive. This also was
Frankenstein left the monster alone, and the monster reacted for seeking that Frankenstein should feel just as much loneliness and woe and he did by killing off his entire family. Shelly is therefore claiming that one's own nature and forms in which they were nurtured (Frankenstein) have an effect on those of others, and can even cause someone else to be more inhumane than the original person (the daemon). This is seen in human nature, where one who experiences abandonment from a parent because the parent's nature causes them to flee, this person will be more likely to commit crimes due to their loneliness and lack of direction by a parental figure. This translates directly into the plot of the story,
A victim of Victors action he had not taken responsibility to show love and care for like it only wished for. All the innocent, murdered over pain and vengeance for Victors action of what he could not seem to face. Concluding us in the question that comes up time and time again, making Victor a monster for every one of his actions he did not want to deal with creating a monster of himself simply by one step of his action that all started with his scientific ways bringing a dead back to life not knowing what it may
All the monster wants is love. The Monster is the victim because his creator abandons him, his appearance affects his relationship with the people he meets, and his desire to feel loved. To begin, his creator abandons him. Victor creates Frankenstein, but is afraid of him. “He might have spoken, but I did not hear; one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped and rushed down stairs” (Shelley 44).
The Chilling Tale of Education Frankenstein by Mary Shelley was a chilling frame story about a young scientist named Victor Frankenstein that follows his passion to gain knowledge about life and death. He creates a monster, which is never given a name, and while at first he 's extremely proud of his creation it 's soon changes and he grows to hate it and then abandons it. The monster as seen in the novel is left alone and learns everything that he needs in his life on his own from basic survival to language and even learns about his emotions. He learns from an early age that he was not like and brother he was feared other people around him. As the story moves on briefly how he learned through observation and experimentation.
This whole time, the reader is led to believe that the monster is out to kill Victor when all along, it is blatantly obvious that he just the wanted the attention that Victor was giving those who were his friends and family. As a small child begs for his mother or father to watch them play, the monster sought Victor’s full, undivided attention for nourishment of knowledge, manners, simply hoping to be normal in the society that rejects him for his appearance. Now with his father dead, he realizes that there is no one left to acknowledge him. He thrived off of Victor’s attention to him, even though it was negative, whether he was being pursued by Victor or vice versa, the monster did it because he felt a connection to Victor every time he was running from him or after him in this constant chase of cat and mouse around the world that would eventually lead to the death of his
Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge” (“Frankenstein”). After the creature is abandoned by Victor, and then mistreated by the De Lacey family, he turns to malevolence. However, in taking revenge, the creature ensures that he will never be accepted by society.
All the monster wanted was company, but because he feels alone. He tries to make friends with the people, but every time someone saw him, they would scream and run away from him. When he talks to Frankenstein, he tells him “I am alone and miserable: man will not associate with me.” The monster first kills Victor 's little brother because he is mad at Victor for creating him the way he is. Later on Justine is accused of a killing victor’s brother and she didn’t do it so she goes through a trial and they decide to kill her. At the end the monster kills Victor’s wife named Elizabeth because he is angry that victor wouldn’t create a companion for him.