The Monster feels as if he is “Rejected and made loathsome by a father, deprived of any legitimate social position or connection, the creature turns to revenge,” to get payback for what Victor has done (Hill-Miller). This abandonment by his creator eventually angers the Monster causing him to seek revenge and be controlled by his anger. At this point both characters become entwined in a downward spiral of continuous revenge towards each counterpart. Anger is not allowing the Monster to think clearly, and when Victor’s little brother is killed, his anger overtakes his rational thinking. Whenever Victor “thought of him [he] gnashed [his] teeth, [his] eyes became inflamed and I ardently wished to extinguish that life,” all he wants to do is end the life of the fiend who has destroyed his serenity, sanity, and safety (Shelley 79).
Victor’s mother passed away when he was young, and from that moment, he knew he needed to find a way to cure death. Victor attended college and found a way to make his dream reality. After he created the creature is when everything went downhill. The monster was angry at victor and killed all of his loved ones and victor wanted to get revenge and destroy the creature. While reading the book I always asked myself who really is the monster is it Victor or the creature?
In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein and the monster share many similarities and differences. The monster does not share the same physical stature as Victor, instead they share some of the same personality traits, and for example, they are both very loving and want to help people who need it. In the novel we see how Victor and the monster share differences, but as the novel goes on, we see how they become more alike. The characters both experience alienation; they both assume the role of a creator, and they both experience love and loss in the novel. Victor and the monster are similar through their experience with love and loss.
Usually things that are rejected by society are bad things, so the monster played the role of the bad thing. He did bad things, killed people, and treated Victor poorly. He killed out of revenge from him mind state. The monster had the knowledge of a man with mindset of a teenager. Teenagers have trouble seeing positivity in the future, and the answers they find are usually inappropriate for the situation.
When reading through the novel some might question who's the real monster? Throughout Frankenstein Mary Shelley uses the concepts of Science and knowledge, social rejection and true evil. Victor is a lonely guy who takes on a “God like” role for his personal satisfaction. Victor creates the monster out of his greed and ambitions which led to many of the horrible events throughout the story. He was portrayed as the victim at the beginning of the story because of how secluded he was and his mother died.
In the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the two main characters, Victor Frankenstein and his creature, both display a sense of moral ambiguity. Each character has committed both good and evil alike, and neither knew the consequences of what they had done. However, Victor Frankenstein is generally the morally ambiguous character by his treatment of his creation and his own imperious personality. He wanted to be able to help science by recreating life or bringing it back, but at the same time, he did not want to consider the consequences of doing so. Victor tries to prove himself as a good moral character in the relationship between his creation and himself.
Victor regrets his action so turns the creature lose to the world and closes himself in his abysm of thoughts. The creature toughly discovers the world on his own and declares war on humanity. Frankenstein’s act as God conducts his life and his creation’s into a series of terrific events. As the novel progresses, Victor and his monster vie for the role or protagonist. At simple site, readers think the monster and Victor are two completely different people, but in fact they share the same desires.
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 monster is trying to impress Victor the whole story, so by him still receiving Victor’s disapproval devastated him. Understanding this will open up the story for readers in a romantic way because they will gain a deeper insight into the monster's thoughts and
Throughout the novel the reader learns that he does not create the monster to kill others, but to restore life to inanimate objects. The monster causes Victor to face several mental and physical challenges, but he is still able to warn Walton about his creation. Victor wishes to create life and accomplishes his goal, but the creation deprives Victor of his family, identity and life. Throughout her novel, Shelley teaches the reader the dangers of knowledge and that the acquirement of knowledge can come with negative
What did you think about Victor? To me, Victor was a stupid person. He did whatever he wanted, but he didn’t think about what will happen later in the future. The monster was created by Victor is very lonely because of Victor. He created the monster and he had the responsibility to take care of the monster.