When he does, it is a complete disaster and he runs away in anguish: “My heart sunk within me as with bitter sickness, and I refrained. I saw him on the point of repeating his blow, when, overcome by pain and anguish, I quitted the cottage, and in the general tumult escaped unperceived to my hovel” (137). The monster has felt the pain of rejection from human society. He understands what it is like to be hated because of his appearance. This is the start of the monsters downfall, he lets the rage he feels consumes him: “Cursed, cursed, creator!
So the monster was left alone with no one to raise him. The monster was furious with Victor. The beast made it his goal to make Victor feel the alienation he felt. For example, the monster was expressing his feelings to his own conscience. He stated he was going to seek revenge.“Cursed, cursed creator!
Both choose to isolate themselves from society in order to gain this power. While in isolation, both lose site of their moral responsibilities in life: Victor by abandoning his creation and Kurtz by participating in the horrific rites and ceremonies of the natives, which include killing. Further, the monster in Frankenstein and the Russian in Heart of Darkness define how evilness overpowers Victor and Kurtz respectively through isolation. The monster is fully capable of love and compassion but isolation and complete abandonment by his creator results in vengeful evilness, for which Victor is responsible. The Russian, by all accounts, should despise Kurtz for demanding his ivory and threatening his life.
When the family returned to the cottage and attacked him, it was another reminder that he will never fit in. All he went in there for was to try to make a friend so he wouldn't be so alone, but the family saw it otherwise. As these events occur, readers can see why the monster gets so mad. He is respectful and helpful, and in return gets hate and discrimination. Which leaves him with no friend or somebody to turn to once again.
He was left alone, even by his creator, and lived a miserable life always escaping people that would “attacked [him], until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons” (Shelley). This caused a lot of anger for the monster, and he would then release this anger onto Victor to make him pay for abandonment. In the end Victor’s death was “caused by his creature” or really by “his own vengeful pursuit of it” (Lowe-Evans). The monsters death was through “self-immolation” because of the murders he committed to get back at Victor (Lowe- Evans). Both man and monster life was ended in cruel
The power shifts dramatically once he brings the Creature to life. Victor is terrified of his creation and that he has created something that has the potential to kill. Victor is the creator of this hideous Creature, but at this point, the Creature is the master. The Creature begins killing those closest to him, which makes Victor very sick at the thought that he indirectly was the killer. Victor was unable to stop the Creature from committing these horrible acts of violence, which proves how out of control he was in this situation.
Since he is artificially created and does not look like a human, his creator Victor Frankenstein is repulsed by it and shuns him. This makes the monster feel unwanted, which is a very human response. In all efforts to reach his creator, the monster fails and to illustrate his anger, he starts his revenge by taking the lives of the relatives of Victor but also the people that fear
This is seen at her funeral, for which he says to her brother, Laertes, “For though I am splenitive and rash, I have in me something dangerous, which let thy wisdom fear,” (5.1.275-276). Hamlet knows he is quick-tempered and dangerous, but takes it a step further by warning them that he is upset over Ophelia dying and will take his anger out on them. Hamlet knew his own inner evils, and distanced himself from her due to
Are you to be happy while I grovel in the intensity of my wretchedness? You can blast my other passions, but revenge remains” (Shelley 74). Since the monster isn’t getting what he asked for, and Frankenstein will receive happiness, he will do anything to put him in misery while he is miserable too. To conclude, the creature is a fiend in this novel, due to his evilish and vengeful ways. A true friend will only want best for
Yet, what is hubris exactly? Hubris is just another word to describe arrogant or over-prideful, which Oedipus definitely was. After finding out that he had really committed the crimes which his prophecy had predicted, he stated “Oh God! I think I have called down upon myself a dreadful curse not knowing what I did!” As shown, he even realizes what grave consequences followed his life of incest. Although he was ashamed of the life he had been living, he realized that the mistakes were his own, and no one can bear the weight but him.