The monster was abandoned by his mother, Victor because of fear and revulsion.The creature like Victor was self-learned and was intrigued ; wanting knowledge but his main drive was not glory, fame or the mystery of life but was basic human needs; love, family and acceptance. "What chiefly struck me was the gentle manners of these people, and I longed to join them, but dared not.” Throughout the novel ,Victor was treated with love, care and respect from friends, family and society even though he was selfish, vile, etc., whereas, the monster a gentle creature was treated with fear, disdain and , as a monster because of his outwardly appearance regardless of his heroic and kinder
Such passion is seen in Victor’s ‘noble intent’ to design a being that could contribute to society, but he had overextended himself, falling under the spell of playing ‘God,’ further digging his grave as he is blinded by glory. His creation – aptly called monstrous being due to its stature, appearance, and strength – proved to be more of a pure and intellectually disposed ‘child’ that moves throughout the novel as a mere oddity, given the short end of the stick in relation to a lack of familial figures within his life, especially that of parents. Clearly, Victor Frankenstein had sealed his fate: by playing God he was losing his humanity, ultimately becoming the manifestation of Mary Shelley’s hidden desires, deteriorating into The Lucifer Principle by which the author Howard Bloom notes social groups, not individuals, as the primary “unit of selection” in human psychological
He studied in the field of science, sensitive, articulate, and adoring towards his family and friends. At first glance, even his purpose for creating the monster seems noble however, underneath Victor’s elegant and altruistic surface lies a an ugly attribute, which makes you question whether his actual expectations with the creation truly were noble as he would make them out to be (Marklund, 2010).Victor’s real reason for creating the creature seems to be a desire to obtain awe and fame and does not think about any conceivable consequences. Victor is responsible ultimately for the death of his loved ones and struggles with his ego and personality. At first glance, you would presume the fiend is evil, yet it is Victor thereupon creation of the monster avoids his obligation. His first indication of his egotistic behavior is when he embarks on the task of creating life.
Though the monster is made of human parts, he is brought to unmerciful world,devoid of love and compassion for no reason. He is misunderstood merly because of his ugly appearances and despite of his unique kindness that he always meant to show. Indeed, that superficial injustice judgment puts the seed monstrosity. Man is sociable being , that means he needs to live among his community and not getting rejected; for the monster ,was denied even by his creator. The only resolution is to get alienated for seeking love from nature and dignity.
10)Victor’s dismay for the monster doesn’t mean he shouldn’t take responsibility and take care of his creation. 11) Victor spent plenty of time on the creature and the monster, larger and stronger than Victor petrified Victor which caused him to enter a state of illness caused by fear. 12) A person who lacks an identity such as Victor attempted to create a life which resulted in a hurried project and a scary creature. 13) Since Victor played God in the creation of the monster the monster had the right to despise Victor. (Shelley) 14) Since Victor denies the monster social acceptance, the monster is left to self educate himself which leads to isolation issues which cause violence.
Through the eyes of the monster, Viktor Frankenstein is seen as a God. Viktor is the one who delivered him the gift of life and provided him the freedom to live. The problem between the creation and creator arises when Viktor becomes fearful of his creation and refuses to help his monster navigate the complicated path of life. Viktor feels the monster is simply no longer his problem and allows his monster to experience emotions such as pain, isolation, and neglect all on his own without guidance. The common theme portrayed throughout Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is without proper guidance and a stable sense of acceptance one is destined to live a life of despair and resentment towards those who did not accept him.
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).
He copies what others do around him; like a baby, he can only act in ways he has been self-taught. If Victor Frankenstein had spent more time with the “baby”, the monster would not of done the evil and devastating things to mankind. Showing Victor’s love, and make the monster feel safe and secure would have made the Monster less barbaric in his actions. Victor could have prevented the Monster’s turn towards a murderous future and protect him from the people of the world around him. Both Nature and Nurture fit into the Monsters wretched attitude and abominable
However, the creature is also different from human beings. The creature comes to say of himself, “[he] was dependent on none and related to none… [his] person was hideous and [his] stature gigantic,” (Shelley 55). The creature wants most in life to be accepted as a human and have love; his goal however seems unattainable. As you can see, Frankenstein comes to say to the creature, “who long for the love and sympathy of man,” (Shelley 64), in response to the creature’s want for a companion due to his loneliness. The creature’s experiences have shaped his opinion of himself from being a kind creature, to now seeing himself as the monster he is treated like.
It becomes evident that up until this point, although everyone else has perceived him as a monster, Frankenstein’s creation does not see himself as a monster. He has no reason to do so. People run away from him, at times screaming, but he does not understand why, for he brings no harm to them. However, in chapter 12, after observing Felix and Agatha’s appearances and comparing them to his own, he begins to be scared of his own reflection. He finally registers that he is different than them, and from here on out he “[becomes] fully convinced that [he is] in reality the monster”
The creature hasn’t got any life experience, doesn’t have any friends or family. The creature tries so hard to be friendly and tries to make friends, but anyone seeing the creation of Frankenstein is either terrified or making fun of it. Frankenstein isn’t there to support him, isn’t there for him like the creature needs Frankenstein. The monster eventually breaks and wants his revenge for being so lonely. This is a short summary on how the evil came to stand within the monster.
This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence. In both situations, a friendly and accepting hand could have led both monsters to happiness and kindness, but the lack thereof sparked the violence. Grendel and the Monster from their respective works, Gardner’s Grendel and Shelley’s Frankenstein, find themselves with no companionship, nobody to share in their joys or sorrows, which leads to violence being taken out on those who rejected them; if those victims had initially accepted and loved Grendel and the Monster, this would not have