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.
DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS The role of victor is subverting the mythical norms in Frankenstein. Usually the creator is considered superior and perfect in his qualities however, in this novelette, the creator himself is flawed he fails to own his own creation. On the complete contrast, Mary Shelley portrays the Creature to be an isolated figure that spends his life desiring a companion and friendship. The Creature is so rejected by society, so abandoned by Victor and the people he come across, that he becomes filled with hatred towards everyone, particularly for the one who placed him into this terrible state in the first place – Victor. The first abandonment occurred right after the “birth” of the Creature.
The novel says, “I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were not of rage and revenge. I could with pleasure have destroyed the cottage and its inhabitants, and have glutted myself with their shrieks and misery”(Shelley 97). The cottage that the Monster was near had a family living in it that were kind and polite. The Daemon is telling Frankenstein that after all that he’s been through, he could have killed them all out of anger; instead he didn’t want revenge, he just wanted to be loved. Later, when the daemon met the blind man and began speaking with him, Felix came into the room and pulled De Lacey away from the Monster.
However, Victors reckless and unthoughtful actions pushes the monster into a state of rage and hatred that overrides his ability to stop from exacting revenge on Victor. Victor initially creates the monster thinking that it will be an amazing creature, built from the best human body parts Victor could procure. After he views the outcome of his work he is repulsed by it and abandons it, hoping that it would cease to exist. Not only did the monster survive, but it learned to speak, write, and read. After reading the book Paradise Lost, the monster thinks of its own situation and states the following: But I was wretched, helpless, and alone.
He tells Walton about his lonely existence, and always desire for friendship and love; however, he finds nothing except to leave him a disgust and alienation of everyone. Additionally, in this quote, the Monster has compared himself to Satan and then concludes that he is more wretched than Devil, which can be seen that he alludes again to Paradies Lost, one of his most loved artistic works. And at the end of this sentence, he says that “I am alone.” Even though this brief is unclear, we can easily feel that Victor's death had an effect on the Monster, who had reached the desperate depths of
Marry Shelley’s novel Frankenstein raises many critical humanities questions like the question,” What does it mean to be human?” along with many others. It also highlights individual responsibilities along with societies and how important it is socializing with others. In the novel, Victor Frankenstein, our protagonist creates a creature but as soon as this creature comes to life like he wanted it to, Victor gets scared and rejects it. This will not be the only time the creature experiences rejection; every time the creature tires to approach people to form a bond, people refuse to talk to him or start being violent towards him with the expectation of a blind man and Robert Walton. This blind man cannot judge the creature by its looks and is not frighten by him until his son
Unlike the creature, Walton does find the “admirable being” (157) in Victor Frankenstein. He learns about the dangers of ambition, which ultimately induced loneliness in Frankenstein and him. When his perfect companion dies, a sense of pathos is developed for Walton because the friend he has always wanted is no more. But, Frankenstein serves as a warning to Walton about the dangers of ambition and isolation. Walton’s loneliness was caused by his ambition, and by seeing the consequences of that path, he decides that risking his life is not worth the rewards.
In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (A Modern Prometheus ) suffering a period of isolation has the ability to terminate one's happiness , resulting in the negative consequences . To begin ; Victor Frankenstein held a happy disposition in his love of science , but after the creation of his monster he finds himself utterly disgusted with what he's crafted . This disgust and the actions of the monster lead him to continually lock himself away-resulting in his pleasant demeanor converting to behavior of depressed mania . Another character who falls into this pattern of behavior is that of Alphonse Frankenstein . Alphonse has a close and loving relationship with his family , yet as they are taken from him by way of the creatures murder , he is slowly
In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, it scrutinizes the punishments when a man creates life, and plays the role of God. Victor Frankenstein, is at fault for the creature’s actions. Victor was looking for some honor and triumph, but when he accomplished his experiment, not only did it bring terror to Victor, but to the whole world. The monster never learned right from wrong and was never raised correctly, his first moment of life, all he experienced was the fear in Victor's emotion, and was abandoned right from the start. Victor selfishly isolated himself from society and ran away from his responsibilities which caused destruction to the people Victor cared for and loved deeply.
This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence. In both situations, a friendly and accepting hand could have led both monsters to happiness and kindness, but the lack thereof sparked the violence. Grendel and the Monster from their respective works, Gardner’s Grendel and Shelley’s Frankenstein, find themselves with no companionship, nobody to share in their joys or sorrows, which leads to violence being taken out on those who rejected them; if those victims had initially accepted and loved Grendel and the Monster, this would not have