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Jealousy In Frankenstein

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“At first I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror; and when I became fully convinced that I was in reality the monster that I am, I was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification”(Shelley 80). The Creation of Frankenstein woke up in a world of hate. Since he looked different, the Monster never fit in with normal people. He would become isolated and feared because of his looks. Because the Monster was a hideous creation from Frankenstein, he was isolated and hated by his looks and behaved in an ethical manner when he began his path of vengeance. The Monster believes and mentioned several times that the reason that he is so angry is because of Victor. Shelley writes,…show more content…
The novel says, “I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were not of rage and revenge. I could with pleasure have destroyed the cottage and its inhabitants, and have glutted myself with their shrieks and misery”(Shelley 97). The cottage that the Monster was near had a family living in it that were kind and polite. The Daemon is telling Frankenstein that after all that he’s been through, he could have killed them all out of anger; instead he didn’t want revenge, he just wanted to be loved. Later, when the daemon met the blind man and began speaking with him, Felix came into the room and pulled De Lacey away from the Monster. He became upset and this action was the last straw. The Monster says, “My protectors had departed, and had broken the only link that held me to the wold. For the first time the feelings of revenge and hatred filled my bosom…”(Shelley 99). The death of William, Henry, and Elizabeth were all caused by the cruel demeanor of the world around him to people or things who look different. Just like in the present, people judge each other based on looks instead of attitude and personality. De Lacey wasn’t afraid of the Monster because he was blind and only knew him based on his personality. When Felix came into the room, he was afraid and pulled the man away from the Monster because he thought that the Monster would harm the…show more content…
In the novel, Frankenstein says, “His jaw opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sound, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks. He might have spoken, but I did not hear; one hand stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped, and rushed downstairs”(Shelley 35,36). The same night that Frankenstein created the Monster, he believes that the daemon, the Monster, tried to kill him, not letting him leave his home. Waking up with arms outstretched near his neck, Frankenstein bolted out of his home where he would be safe. The creation was dangerous to Frankenstein because he could have killed him in his sleep. The Creature told Frankenstein, “The thought was madness; stirred the fiend within me- not I, but she [Justine Moritz], shall suffer; the murder I have committed because I am forever robbed of all that she could give me, shall atone… I bent over her and placed the portrait securely in one of the folds of her dress”(Shelley 103). The Daemon is the cause of innocent Justine’s death. His placement of the picture caused Justine to be accused of murder even after she loved the helpless William. Although the Monster framed Justine for William’s murder, the Daemon before announced how beautiful she was. He said, “‘Awake, fairest, thy lover is near- he who would give his life but to obtain one look of affection from thine eyes: my beloved,
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