The Creature's Feelings Of Neglect In Frankenstein

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In Volume 2 of Frankenstein, the Creature’s feelings of neglect unleash the “monster” in him and lead to ask Victor to create him a female companion. Through the portrayal of the “monster” inside the Creature, Shelley argues that we do everything in our power to ensure happiness. In the book the creature is pleading to Victor that he needs a female. He is being rejected by everybody and needs somebody who he can be with and not be judged by. His proposition is to make him a female creature which will ensure the Creature’s happiness or the creature will go a killing spree. He tells Victor “I am alone and miserable: man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of…show more content…
The words alone, miserable, deformed, and horrible are describing the creature personality and looks. Creature uses pathos to make a point toward Victor. He’s hoping by doing so Victor may be able to understand the struggles that a deformed, outcast from society creature struggles with. The Creature main reasoning for asking Victor for another creature is to be happy. After being neglected by Victor the Creature had to fend for himself and nobody cared for him. This situation could have been avoided if Victor was a better parent/role model for the Creature. The Creature is hoping that if a female creature is created, he will have somebody on his side to care for and love and that will ultimately make him happy. Mary Shelley argues the idea of human nature. She would argue that as people we will do anything in our pursuit for happiness. Everybody has negative feelings and thoughts toward the Creature. Now the creature is in needs of comfort and happiness that he will contemplate killing people just so that he can be…show more content…
Through the portrayal of the “monster” inside the Creature, Shelley argues that we need somebody with us to guide and protect. While the Creature was in the DeLaceys shed he found some notes in his pocket. They were papers from Victor’s journal and with his newfound reading skills he was able to see how he was made. He is extremely angry at Victor for making him the way he is. He is disgusted by the way Victor regarded him. He says “Cursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even YOU turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance. Satan had his companions, fellow devils, to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred.” (Shelley 105) This is the first time that the creature has referred to himself as monster. In reality the creature isn’t a monster but good person. The only thing that is wrong with him is that he is slightly deformed. The creature is extremely furious at Victor. He questions him why he would create somebody in the first place if he was going to make them so terrifying. In the last line when he was “I am solitary and abhorred” he makes the audience feel bad for him (pathos). The idea of being alone and dislike
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