Virginia Brackett asserts in her analysis of the novel that “Due to the monster's rejection by the cottagers and other humans, Victor serves not only as his creator but also as the only social construct on which he can build his reality” As the creator of the creature, Victor adopted the responsibility of his creation and the duties that accompany it, however, instead of answering the call of duty he fled and disregarded his obligation to the creature. The creature
Due to Victor Frankenstein evading the scene to which the monster was created the monster began seeking out Victor in return. Victor waited and thought “as it foced it way through the window-shutters, I beheld the wretch-the miserable monster whom I had created. He held up on the curtain of the bed; and his eyes if eyes they may be called were fixed on me. His jaws opened and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks. He might have spoken but I did not hear; one hand was stretched out seemingly to detain me but I escaped and rushed downstairs".
His quest for absolute knowledge and power will eventually end his own ruin. Frankenstein created a Creature that later resented him for his creation. The unnamed Creature believes that Frankenstein should have to pay for the damage he has done. The Creature and Frankenstein develop a contrasting relationship throughout the novel and end in somewhat compassionate relationship. Frankenstein created a Creature out of recycled parts which resulted in the creature not being highly appealing.
Frankenstein and his monster begin with opposite lives: Frankenstein has everything and the monster has nothing. However, in creating the monster, Frankenstein’s life and feelings begin to parallel that of the monster’s life. Frankenstein is incredibly intelligent with a fascination for science, but ultimately his thirst for knowledge leads to his undoing. Similarly the monster is determined to understand the society around him. But once he does, he understands that he will never be able to find companionship, which leads him to pain and anger.
From the moment Frankenstein’s creature is brought to life, Frankenstein is constantly running away from him and not showing the creature any affection. So much that, once Frankenstein and his creation reunite for the first time, Frankenstein greets his creation by calling him rude words, such as “devil.” Frankenstein 's creation explains how, due to the way Frankenstein abandoned him, he was expecting Frankenstein to treat him rudely and says, “.....must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet You, my creator, abhor me” (Shelley 68). The creation goes on to explain the impact that Frankenstein abandoning him had on his life and how, if it wasn 't for Frankenstein’s negligence, he would have never murdered anyone. In this part of the novel, readers begin to sympathize with Frankenstein’s creation because of the way he was mistreated and excluded.
He also views Victor Frankenstein as the modern Prometheus that is stated in the title of the book. He argues Victor rebels against the divinely arranged order, steals spark from heaven, as illustrated in the book and creates a creature in his image (Cantor para. 3). However, just like Prometheus, he ends up bringing destruction and disaster upon the very people he was trying to help. The monster created by Victor plays a good role of the Prometheus in Shelly’s story (Shelley 104).
After bringing his creation to life Victor Frankenstein is disordered by what he has created due to his appearance and abandons the monster. He revokes the idea that he was even the creator and the monster is left with the realization from the start that Victor was disgusted by him, making it evident when Frankenstein expresses "He might have spoken, but I did not hear; one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped, and rushed downstairs" (Shelley, 59), by leaving the monster to provide nothing for him, the monster is left to continue on his own and fend for himself. The monster was brought to life with a mind of a newborn and had no understanding of the life he was just brought into. He was formed through behavioral views and experiences due to the lack of education and learning the morals of society. To society standards his physical appearance was not accepted and created a feeling of confusion within the monster causing him hateful feelings towards humans after being shown cruel
Victor and the monster have done unpleasant things, which deviated them humanity. Consumed by his excessive desire make use of his talents, Victor discovered “the cause of generation and life” and created a monster that proved to be detrimental to the lives of many. His aspiration to be blessed “as its (the new species’) creator and source” gave him monstrous characteristics. Also, his abandonment of his own creation made him even less human. He let his creation wander the mysteries of the world by himself, with no one to guide him.
However, through comparing the characters ' traits, actions, and habits, the reader will discover the true monster in Frankenstein. Both Victor and the Monster are described to be outcasts in the story. Whether it be by choice or forced, they have found a way to isolate themselves. In Victor 's case, his isolation is self-induced. Growing up an introvert, he never found much comfort in others.
Frankenstein is educated by alchemy teachers who encourages him for this obsession to science. His determination to know the secret of life results in terrible events. Mary convinces us that ignorance is a bliss in this case . Obviously, it is concluded by Victor Frankenstein as he advised Walton to avoid ambition in pursuit of scientific discovery . Man thinks he can challenge his creator by undertaking this responsibility.