He developed a deep love for the noble, albeit impoverished, family. Seeking some kind of human relationship, to be more accurate, just any kind of contact, he first tried to talk to the oldest family member as he was blind and the monster knew that his hideous physiognomy, excites not only disgust but more so fear. However, the other members of the family returned unexpectedly, and drove him with stones from the cottage. Upon this, the monsters sorrow increased, and he cursed his creator and his own hideousness. Thus, his thirst for revenge on Victor, whose whereabouts he had discovered from the laboratory notebooks.
In this excerpt from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the scene reveals the creature’s desperation to befriend the Delaceys to escape his loneliness. After approaching the old Delacey, he expresses his yearning for companionship and protection from his family. However, Felix, Safie, and Agatha suddenly enter the hovel and confronts by the creature. The creature’s rejection is shown by the “horror” (96) on the faces of his friends and being struck “violently with a stick” (97). His only link to humanity is broken, and he is isolated from society.
Even though he is the most visible and brightest example of misery, the whole family is suffering of the loss, in a more profound way, as Ernest describes, how in such a joyful event such as the reunion of Frankenstein and his family, “’tears instead of smiles will be your welcome’” (55). The loss of innocent William has had such an impact on the family, that now anything cheerful in life turns into
Even in the creation’s acts of kindness towards the family, because of the family’s reaction to the creature, this allows Shelly to reinforce that man is both ‘so virtuous and magnificent’, but also ‘vicious and base’. Thus, inflicting injustice sets the evil of the story in motion, where evil is exacerbated by injustice committed against them, as seen in the case of the creature reacting to his isolation and rejection and Frankenstein in response to the murder of his friends and
Destructive Knowledge In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor suffers from isolation by being in need of family, friends and society. Although Victor suffers from his own mistakes, he sees the effects of isolation from society, and by losing everyone he loves in his life, he drives himself insane and becomes dangerous. As a young boy, Victor had been surrounded by love from his family. In the college of Ingolstadt, Victor set a goal for himself, “ Under the guidance of my new prospectors I entered with the greatest diligence into the search of the prospector’s stone and the elixir of life; but the latter soon be obtained my undivided attention. Wealth was an inferior object, but what glory would attend the discovery if i could banish disease from the human frame
Soon after he gets rejected from the De Lacey family, he exclaims to Victor, “Cursed, Cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge” (117). The monster explains that he had been truly overcome with anger because of the De Lacey family’s rejection of him.
Victor explains "A fiend had snatched from me every hope of future happiness; no creature had ever been so miserable as I was." Victor’s anger is shown through the use of declarative language, also the use of gradual close up shot, conveying lost emotions and having only hate remaining for the monster. His awful experiences of losing all his family members and having nothing left leaves him sick and depressed. Experiences like these change Victors identity, which was then consumed by revenge. In Edward scissor hands, Edward falls in love with Kim and experiences a change.
The creature states that he was “grievously bruised by stones…” when encountering his second batch of human contact; furthermore, when finally approaching the cottagers, who he admired dearly, he proclaims, “[Felix] struck me violently with a stick.” Despite the countless times of rejection, the creature overall tone is still to persevere. The reader sees an innately good character being evolved into something negative due to an external stimulus. When he discovers that William, the boy who he wishes to befriend in an unnerving way, is related to Frankenstein his reaction was to “grasped his throat”. Overall the creature’s immoral actions were all formed from his underlying suffering that Victor first imposed; hence, when face to face with someone who has correlation to the creature’s initial suffer, his psyche was not rational and lead to his vengeful
The Repercussions of Cruelty Cruel actions lead to cruel endings. Gregor Samsa, the protagonist in Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis, is turned into a bug from the mental and emotional abuse by the hands of his own family. The cruelty in the Samsa household is apparent from the beginning of the storyline. Their neglect and lack of compassion for Gregor's condition immediately sets the dark and miserable mood of the novella. Gregor’s whole existence has been about caring for his family and making sacrifices for their well being.
The monster deserves the most pity due to his rejection from society. To start off, the monster gets rejected by his creator, Victor. When first seeing the monster come to life and grin at him, he reacts with, “How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or