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
Which leaves him with no friend or somebody to turn to once again. It is also important to see how “Paradise Lost” and the biblical allusion of Satan relates to the monster. The monster tells Victor that he should be his “Adam”, but soon realizes that Victor hates his creation. He now resembles Satan, the banished and horrifying creature. 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 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 monster’s emotion ultimately represents the heart of the body, which Frankenstein fails to pay attention to, yet longs to have. The observance of others emotions helps the monster realize that, “[humans] were not entirely happy… [he] saw no cause for their unhappiness, but [he] was deeply affected by it” (91). The monster, after being left to fend for himself, lacks an understanding of emotional displacement. The use of the phrase, “deeply affected” reveals the monster’s desire to understand the idea of emotions and the actions behind them. Seeking to expand his knowledge, the monster discovers that many of the emotions he reads in literature apply to himself.
This is similar to how God delivers divine retribution to his creation. This is all in vain when Victor dies after a miserable life of guilt, shame, paranoia, and tragedy. After spending so much time learning the secret to life, Victor spends a lot of time trying to destroy the very thing that he creates. Shelly does this to inform the reader that some mysteries are not worth pursuing. Frankenstein punishes himself, his family and his consciousness suffered because of his arrogance of trying to have the power of God.
“Devil,” he exclaimed, “…vile insect!…Abhorred monster! fiend that thou art!…Wretched devil! you reproach me with your creation…” (Shelley 86) His creator, the one that is closest to being his father, despises him because of his ugliness, because of his disfigurement. Parents should love their children unconditionally, yet Frankenstein does no such thing. Due to the Creature’s hideousness, This act of abandonment by parental figures is not one of fiction, but one that rears its ugly head just as much in modern society as well.
He decides he cannot complete his project. The Creature just did not want to be alone forever, but, Victor destroyed his lifelong partner. This is the last straw for the Creature, and, he is so upset he kills Henry Clerval, Victor 's best friend (129). A little while after killing Clerval, the Creature kills Elizabeth too, Victor 's wife (144). Victor was destroyed emotionally, which is what the
Frankenstein hesitates on this quest due to past experience while creating the current monster. The monsters goal is to be happy and to feel love by another, but his goal is unattainable because the mate might have a different mindset than the creature; she could possibly hate the creature or turn him down in disgust. Frankenstein rejects the favor and the monster, in anger, swears to his creator that he will make him miserable since he failed to make him happy. For instance, The monster’s selfish ways determines him as a fiend because he says “ Your hours will pass in dread and misery, and soon the bolt will fall which must ravish from your happiness forever. Are you to be happy while I grovel in the intensity of my wretchedness?
Frankenstein, due to his emotional disconnect with his family, perceives the target of this threat to be himself, but instead on the fated night finds Elizabeth, his own companion, “lifeless and inanimate…[with the] mark of the fiend’s grasp on her neck” (165-166). Elizabeth’s murder causes Frankenstein “the agony of despair,” to the extent that he is made to feel “the heat of fever” in recollection of the event (166). In killing Elizabeth, the monster effectively mirrors onto Victor the pain felt at a lack of companionship, thus ensuring that Victor’s emotional isolation from his family becomes absolute—just as the monster is absolutely alone with the abortion of his own companion. It is
If Ender dies, the last hope of the human race dies with him, thus making his self-defense an ultimately selfless act.”(5) Ender really always thinks about what he is doing, and never enjoying it. After he fights, he always gets mad at himself. He feels like a monster. Like when he says to himself “I am just like Peter. Take my monitor away, and I am just like Peter.” Peter is there in the book to give the reader an idea of a cruel person compared with Ender.