In Frankenstein, the monster lives in constant isolation. Anyone who the monster comes into contact with fears him. His own creator, Victor Frankenstein, runs aways in horror after creating the monster. The monster has nobody to interact with, so he asks Frankenstein
The protagonist becomes obsessed with his desires to create life and attain glory and seemingly, revenge that he neglects his family, relatives and friends. This is apparent when he does not write letters to his father and Ms. Lavenza, his lover while doing research. Even Henry Clerval, his childhood friend pleads, “…your father and cousin would be very happy if they received a letter from you in your own handwriting” (Shelley 66). After Frankenstein completes his creation, he is disgusted with it and recognizes that he has gone against God and this is morally wrong. Owing to this, his Superego causes him to feel guilt.
The creature couldn’t help but envy the people with family and friend, for whom he had no one that he, could even call remotely a friend. He then learns about Victor through Victor’s journal when he figures about his abandonment and grows furious and decides to take revenge on unfortunate Victor Frankenstein. He kills his brother, his best friend and later talks to Victor about his lonely life. He demands a companion from Victor and Victor creates a companion for him, though victor later destroys it. Filled with hatred Frankenstein kills Victor’s wife on his wedding day.
Who is the real monster? To begin, The word monster can be described as behaviour or to be perceived by looks. No one is born a monster, they are created throughout life and this starts off with your “creator.” If someone does not look good they are defined as a monster, if someone kills people they are defined as a monster, and if someone has a different belief they would be defined as a monster. Victor Frankenstein may seem so of not a monster by his looks but he shows the true value of the type of monster he is by his actions. With Victors scientific ways he has created something without thought of the consequences and his responsibilities he fails to achieve.
This act feeds into man versus nature, the monster has no idea how to react to the unknown in the world and creates internal frustration. The last conflict that is created in the movie is man versus man, when the creature kidnaps Henry Frankenstein, nearly kills him and it shows how he is ultimately in conflict with his creator. D: Approaching the end of both the book and movie, the drastic differences are seen and the theme becomes relevant to the readers and viewers. In the film, Henry Frankenstein escapes the monster’s trap, Elizabeth lives after the monster attacks her during her wedding, and the monster dies in the building that catches on fire. Despite the different endings, the themes throughout the book and movie are revealed.
Stephen Kendrick once proclaimed, “Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive”. Victor Frankenstein commits several egocentric wrongdoings, which lead him to contemplate his past irresponsible actions. In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein Victor’s selfishness of building the monster takes a toll on him as he questions his motives and loses those dear to him. Victor creates the monster only for his own satisfaction not thinking how it would affect others around him. Because he knows the monster is dangerous, he is more concerned with his safety than anyone else’s.
There is one big question in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley that everyone asks and that is “Who is more human, Frankenstein or his creation?” and the answer to that is his creation. The reason the creation is more human than Frankenstein is because Frankenstein is neglectful and cruel to his creation. Frankenstein does not take any responsibility for his creation and acts like his creation is nothing to him. Frankenstein condemns the creature to loneliness and persecution. The creature is not a monster in his own eyes, he is acting the way he is based off how he has been treated.
In the situation with the DeLacey family, the monster observes their behavior patterns and help them out in his own way of helping. When he revealed his true appearance to the family, the family judged him right away and tried to kill him because of appearance. Another tragic event that happens in the story is when Victor dies as the monster watch him dying (Morrison). In Walton last letter to his sister, the letters recount the monster final words to Victor that said, “I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on.” (Shelly) This quote means that the monster knew no matter what he is mistreated and abused by people all of the time. The monster grew up horribly in the world and always judged.
Imagine being looked at and automatically being assumed in the most negative, narcissistic way possible; this was what Frankenstein's unnamed monster faced throughout his life. In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the monster that Dr. Frankenstein made is experiencing this exact problem, even though he did nothing to deserve that treatment. The book Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, conveys a strong message of people always relying on their own experience and ideas before objectively seeing a situation for what it really is; this can directly be seen with the saving of a girls life, the monsters interaction inside the hovel, and the ending sequences with Walton. An event that expresses the theme seen in Frankenstein is the saving of the young girl’s
Victor regrets his action so turns the creature lose to the world and closes himself in his abysm of thoughts. The creature toughly discovers the world on his own and declares war on humanity. Frankenstein’s act as God conducts his life and his creation’s into a series of terrific events. As the novel progresses, Victor and his monster vie for the role or protagonist. At simple site, readers think the monster and Victor are two completely different people, but in fact they share the same desires.