Loss Of Innocence In Frankenstein

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In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the main protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, creates an indomitable monster who soon becomes a menace and threatens his existence. However, the creature was not primarily a belligerent being; the awakenings about the cruelties in society was what corrupted the innocent being. As a result, the creature longed for compensation for the pain inflicted upon him and soon resorted to destruction as a form of revenge. The monster, being left with no protection, was forced to understand the cruelties in life. When the monster in embarks on his journey of life, he comes across a fire which had been left by some beggars; he is “ overcome with the delight at the warmth [he] experience[es] from it ”, however…show more content…
In many instances, the creature’s benevolent actions were reciprocated with hostility and violence. There is an instance during the monster’s journey that a young girl slipped she fell into rapid a stream and the monster rushed into the current to saved her, fortunately he was able to pull her out and drag her to shore. However, his chivalrous deed was rewarded with extreme pain after a man shot him and escaped with the girl without hesitation. After this incident, the creature “ vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind” because he “ had saved a human being from destruction… and was now under miserable pain” (Shelley 125). When exposed to the constant cruelties in society, the creature’s sufferings are augmented and he feels a deep desire for revenge for the pain inflicted upon…show more content…
The creature comes to understand that the anguish endured and the joy he was deprived of was because of his creator, Victor Frankenstein, and he seeks revenge upon him and other privileged individuals in society. During his time in Geneva, the creature captures a young boy with the intention of educating him as his own companion. When he comes to know that the boy, William Frankenstein, is a relative of his enemy, the creature grasped his throat until he lay dead. The monster becomes fixated on tormenting and destroying Victor Frankenstein, who is the cause of his misery, and states that the murder of William is just one of the many (Shelley 126-127). He then leaves the spot where the murder was committed and searches for a secluded hiding place and he finds a barn. In the barn the creature comes across a young woman, who is Justine Moritz. The monster decides that she will suffer for the murder that he committed because he will always deprived of the delights that would come from being loved, and someone of her beauty would never feel the same pain that he feels (Shelley 127). The creature even states that it was the lessons of Felix DeLacey and duplicity of man which he learns his mischievous ways, thus all his awakenings and the knowledge has resulted in the creature resorting to savage
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