Revenge In Frankenstein

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The Creatures’ need for revenge stems from being abandoned and being isolated. The Creature has grown to resent humanity and wants nothing but a companion to ease the pain of being alone. The Creature quench for revenge progresses quickly after he is forced to leave the cottagers whom he grew to love as a family but the feeling is not mutual. He tries to be kind by saving a young girl from drowning just to be attacked by what can be assumed to be her father. The man injures the Creature which angers him, and finally he comes to a conclusion about humanity: This was then the reward of my benevolence! I had saved a human being from destruction, and as a recompense, I now writhed under the miserable pain of a wound, which shattered the flesh…show more content…
The Creature is so enraged that he saw a boy and decided to seize him. Luckily for him, it happened to be the brother of his enemy “Frankenstein! you belong then to my enemy -- to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim” (Shelley 100). This death leads to the death of Justine, another life taken because of the Creatures actions. After Victor destroys the female companion that the Creature requested, The Creature kills Henry, Victors best friend. The Creature tells Victor that he will be with him on his wedding night, this leads to the death of Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s death is followed by the death of Alphonse, Victor’s father, from distress. Victor’s other brother, Ernest, isn’t spoken about at the end of the novel. The Creature has now taken every person important to Victor; Victor is as lonely as he is. All of the Creatures actions can be seen as a child dealing with their anger. In a study done by Richard A. Fabes and Nancy Eisenberg, they test how children cope with interpersonal anger. The study shows that children that are popular are less likely to seek revenge compared to those that are less popular are more likely to hold grudged and want to cause harm to those that hurt them (Fabes). In the end, the Creature does get his revenge on Victor; he out lives Victor after years of his suffering in isolation and painful
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