When he finally creates the creature, he runs, consumed by “breathless horror and disgust” (Shelly 35). He - in his sickly state - failed to see the true nature of what he has made, and immediately regrets it. Furthermore, when the creature confronts Frankenstein, Frankenstein shows cruelty to his creation, screaming, yelling and flat out refusing to listen to it, “ Begone! I will not hear you.” (Shelly 69) What Victor endured in the past still fuelled his hate and anger towards the creature. This hate consumed his whole being leading him to parade such savagery to the creature.
Doctor Frankenstein’s Biggest Regret The greatest minds have the potential to cause the greatest harm. This is evident in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, as the main character, the brilliant Doctor Frankenstein, through discarded body parts creates a monster, which results in harming the people that mean the most to him. In Doctor Frankenstein’s innocent efforts to figure out the key to life, he ultimately unlocks a tragic door for himself and others. Behind this door, he finds that the knowledge he searched for should have stayed hidden, exemplifying his tragic flaw. Doctor Frankenstein’s revolutionary ideas made himself, and others, an instrument of suffering throughout the story.
However, after it is abandoned and mistreated first by Victor and then by the De Lacey family, the monster turns to revenge, it became blinded, and “...feelings of revenge and hatred filled [its] bosom… [and it] bent [its] mind towards injury and death” (Shelley 99). These events caused the monster to devote its sole purpose to enacting revenge on those who wronged it.
Similarly, after the De Laceys beat the monster, he feels there are “none…men that existed who would pity or assist” him, causing him to “declare everlasting war against the species” (122, Shelley). Because the monster experiences violence rather than nurture, he turns violent against mankind. The violence from the De Lacy family causes the creature to “feel anger, then a desire for revenge, and finally a violent severing from all that is human” (Mellor). This exhibits violent recurrence that arises as nurture is replaced by violence. This violence leads to murderous actions.
Everyone has had a moment in their life when they have been evil. In the poem Beowulf, good vs. evil is greatly used in conflict between many of the characters. Beowulf, a warrior helps out Hrothgar when his land was being attacked by a monster named Grendel, who was an ugly beast. Beowulf defeats Grendel and kills him with just his hands. Grendel’s mother becomes very angry that Beowulf killed her son so she wants revenge.
Society is well-known for pushing those who are outsiders or strange away from society. This is prevalent to the examples in Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein. The monster who was created by Victor Frankenstein who wanted to be the first to create life was appalled by the sights of the his creation. Frankenstein’s monster is judged based on his appearances and is often ostracized by society, just as anyone in modern day society can be shunned or pushed away due to their looks or how they think. The most outstanding example of ostracism that occurred throughout the novel is based on the monster’s physical features and structure.
He went out for revenge on the person he felt has wronged him. As any person would do, he hit Victor where it hurts. He killed everyone that Victor has loved out of spite and jealousy. He was so jealous that William and Elizabeth was loved by Victor. He knew that killing them was going to really set Victor over the edge.
The second process of creation is demanding: “It was indeed a filthy process in which I was engaged. […] But now I went to it in cold blood, and my heart often sickened at the work of my hands.” (Shelley 159). Victor worries about the female creature: “she might become ten thousand times more malignant than her mate, and delight, for its own sake, in murder and wretchedness. […] They might even hate each other…” (Shelley 160). When Victor looks up from his work and sees the monster, who travelled after him, he tears “to pieces the thing on which [he] was engaged” and “the wretch saw [him] destroy the creature on whose future existence he depended for happiness, and, with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew.” (Shelley
Frankenstein’s monster has been controlling his creator by destroying Victor’s life. Consequently, leading to negative effects on both sides of this power struggle such as sadness, destruction, division, and fear. Rousseau warns also warns against the negative effects of science in Discourse
I, who irretrievably destroyed thee by destroying all thou lovedst.” (Shelley, 193) After all the vengeful events and tragic deaths, the monster faces his creator and asks forgiveness. This demonstrates, once again, his ability to love and his innate goodness, knowing that forgiveness is his only hope. However, since Victor is dead, his pleas are met with silence. Essentially, all hope for the monster’s ability to survive is now dead. Without hope, he turns back to evilness and blames Victor for his own