In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the main protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, creates an indomitable monster who soon becomes a menace and threatens his existence. However, the creature was not primarily a belligerent being; the awakenings about the cruelties in society was what corrupted the innocent being. As a result, the creature longed for compensation for the pain inflicted upon him and soon resorted to destruction as a form of revenge. The monster, being left with no protection, was forced to understand the cruelties in life. When the monster in embarks on his journey of life, he comes across a fire which had been left by some beggars; he is “ overcome with the delight at the warmth [he] experience[es] from it ”, however
Victor refuses, punishing the monster for his actions by forcing him into isolation. The monster turns vengeful not because it's evil, but because its isolation fills it with overwhelming hate and anger. It quickly becomes clear that Frankenstein sees isolation from family and society as the worst imaginable fate. Altogether, the themes used in Shelley’s work create meaning for the reader and allow a better understanding of the
From beginning to end, the idea of isolation and its dangers are constantly repeated as seen through the monster. The effects of being rejected from society mirror what we see in the real world as shown by Elliot Rodger, the perpetrator of the Isla Vista Massacre. Rodger’s main motives for his attack were social and sexual rejection which is the same as the monster in Frankenstein. As stated in his “vlogs” Elliot Rodger was rejected from relationships and had the inability to communicate with women. He envied everyone he saw who was capable of interacting with others and being sociable.
He is driven away by his creator, named an outcast, and denies love from every outlet he can get. This is all driven by his looks. He is considered too ugly and a monster by normal everyday society. The Creature finally comes to terms with his suffering when Victor Frankenstein dies. He has realized that what is in front of him could have been great if he had not attacked and killed so many.
Victor was unhappy due to many deaths that were committed by the monster. This is why he is seen as the villain. “Yet when he saw his creature reaching out toward him, trying to smile, Victor rushed from the building, unable to take on the creature as his own charge.” This is the turning point where the monster sees that he is not loved by his creator. This is the part that kind of
In the end the monster says to Walton, “My heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathy, and when wrenched by misery to vice and hatred, it did not endure the violence of the change without torture such as you cannot even imagine.” (Shelley, ch. 24) Becoming obsessed with revenge on Frankenstein, the monster was ignorant to his love for Frankenstein. Revenge and hatred caused the monster to commit crimes that he would have never committed in the past, which he realizes when Frankenstein’s life comes to an
The monster is certainly not blameless. He kills William, Clerval and Elizabeth. These people are dear to Frankenstein for a short period of time. These deaths drive Frankenstein to near madness. He calls on the “spirits of the dead” and “wandering ministers” so that the “cursed and hellish monster drink deep of agony” and feel “the despair that now torments me”(179).
Comparison can be made between Ahab and the monster in Frankenstein on the basis of revenge that the monster wanted to take from Victor. Victor lost all the power over his creation when the monster killed William. Frankenstein immediately felt responsible for the crime because he never made his creation to go around and kill people. After destroying the work of second creature, the monster threaten Victor saying that, “Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master;—obey!” (Shelly, 192).
Looking at the actions of the creature in the film, his choices are slightly different but result in the same conflicts. In the movie of Frankenstein, the creature is extremely uneducated and does not speak, but merely mimics others movements and actions. The first moments of the creature’s life in the movie consisted of uncontrollable frustration because of his lack of knowledge. Fritz, Henry Frankenstein’s assistant, in an attempt to control the monster was caught and hung by the monster- a death of a person close to Henry. Later, Henry Frankenstein's professor, Doctor Waldman was strangled by the monster in an attempt to kill the monster.
In Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein, the creator abandons his creation undoubtedly uncertain about his invention life in the future. Frankenstein is unable to provide love and comfort toward the monster, which make him feel revengeful toward his master Fiend blames Frankenstein for all misery he faces as his creator deserts him. In Frankenstein Marry Shelley conveys that the feeling of abandonment compels him to seek revenge against his creator. To start with, Frankenstein justifies that the monster is sensitive, but suffering enforces the him to be violent. The statement is true when you learn the monster request to his creator When creature see a beautiful woman sleeping on straw.
As the monster progresses in the story, he eventually begins trying to befriend multiple people, just by knocking on their cabins only to be attacked by them and chased away (Shelley 78). This shows him being misunderstood as he only wanted to become friends with anybody he could, but he was just assaulted instead. The monster eventually begins to become self-destructive and says he will get revenge on all mankind and he will kill all of Frankenstein 's family, even after he caused the death of four others (122). Eventually, Frankenstein dies and the monster goes to see his dead body. The monster is immediately filled with regret and explains how he is truly sorry for everything that he has done and that he knows there is no way for him to fix all the mistakes he has made (180).
Grendel vs. “The monster” Grendel in the novel by John Gardner is very similar to “the monster” in Frankenstein by Mary Shelly because both Grendel and the monster feel like outsiders, they kill humans, and they both are able to learn new things. Grendel feels like an outsider because he knows he is different and he wants to know the truth of why he is what he is and why God made him that way. Grendel asks his mother “Why are we here?” which means that he is doubting his existence. Grendel kills humans in the mead hall while they are asleep. “Swiftly, softly, I will move from bed to bed and destroy them all, swallow every last man.” He kills them because he was affected by the shapers death.