When the monster first encounters the family in the cottage, it “admired the perfect forms” and “longed to discover the motives and feelings of these lovely creatures” (113). Although previous experiences with humans are negative and demeaning, the monster is wonderstruck by the idea and presence of human life. However, the monster's opinion regarding mankind changes after he studies human history. The creature comes to the conclusion that humans lack humanity and sympathy for others despite being human themselves. After hearing the inhumane and violent history of mankind, the monster “turned away with disgust and loathing” (118).
During act 3 the Monster wanted to be with someone innocent like William Frankenstein, but even he rejected it, thus making it angry and want revenge. This also proves that the Monster was originally kind hearted, its evilness was caused by his environment and
Victor believed that “[his] tale was not one to announce publicly” (Shelley, 78) in order to keep himself from receiving blame and criticism, even though Justine was being tried for his creature’s wrongdoings. Victor was correct that “[the Creature reproaches him] with [his] behavior” (97), but he fails to realize that it is rightly so. The Creature would never have been so obscene if it weren’t for Victor’s abandoning him. Still, Victor places all blame onto his creation, because when you’re an “innocent and helpless creature bestowed [from] Heaven” (29), you can do no wrong. It is much later that Victor truly begins to take responsibility for the deaths of “William, Justine, and Henry” he
Going from a happy living like to a messed up crazy life Victor had to go through this because the decision of creating his creature. Throughout the book, positive and negative reinforcement was used in many different ways. A way it was shown negatively was by Frankenstein’s character and his passion of seeking revenge against the monster which he has created. Before Victor created his monster he was living his life happy and had very good relationships with his family. Not only did he have close relationships with his family but also very much so with Elizabeth, and his closest friend Clerval.
Joyce Carol Oates states in her essay Frankenstein Fallen Angel, “…he (Victor) seems blind to the fact that is apparent to any reader – that he has loosed a fearful power into the world, whether it strikes his eye as aesthetically pleasing or not, and he must take responsibility for it.” Victor is unwilling to care for the creature, because he finds him dreadful, so he takes the easy way out and leaves the creature to take care of himself, which he is not capable of doing. Victor’s obsession to act superhuman blinded him while he was creating the creature because he had a desire to assemble the creature from makeshift parts so that the creature would be hideous and therefore inferior to Victor. The creature is formed as an ugly being so that it is easier for Victor to walk away from. Victor is willing to abandon his own creation because he views the creature as a, “… filthy mass that moved and talked” (136). Victor is stirred by his work, but not in a positive manner.
The monster is dreaming about what it would feel like to finally be accepted, not accepting that he might still be cast away. I hope that Frankenstein’s dream doesn’t crash down on him. Sometimes, people tend to be scared of those different then themselves. The monster knows that people have chased him away before because he was different. His goal is to learn how to be like them so he can gently communicate in order to be accepted.
When Victor felt abandoned by his creator so to speak and how the monster is abandoned by Victor. They both feel as if they are all alone when trying to find their own identity’s. While Victor is searching for his fame away from his loved one Elizabeth and when the monster is all alone with no guidance to this outside world he has never seen. As the story goes on Victor and the monster become more similar. They have their differences but they love to learn and become more smart about where they are and the world.
One last reason why the monster does not deserve to live with the rest of society is because he does not know true justice. Victor promised the Monster he will make him a female companion just as ugly, so she will like the monster, but, Victor realized what he was
Society today has an idea of normalcy, and if a person does not fit in that category, they are an outcast. People tend to lose themselves while trying to be like everyone else. Back then things were the same way, Victor treated the monster in a way that is almost like an artist abandoning their latest masterpiece. Today the type of monsters that inhabit our world are the people inside that we don’t want anyone to know. In Frankenstein, Victor was playing with the natural aspect of life and death.
Instantly, Victor abandons the monster who later turns to murder. These murders help him to cope with the isolation he feels from society and his creator. The monster is more human than Victor because he shows compassion, courage, and the need for human connection. Throughout the story, the monster shows considerable amounts of compassion for others than Victor does. The monster says, “...the use of which I quickly discovered, and brought home firing sufficient for the