Victor was unhappy due to many deaths that were committed by the monster. This is why he is seen as the villain. “Yet when he saw his creature reaching out toward him, trying to smile, Victor rushed from the building, unable to take on the creature as his own charge.” This is the turning point where the monster sees that he is not loved by his creator. This is the part that kind of
People are not born with the mentality to kill—or are they? Human ambition and desires vary from one another, but for the most part, humans do not seek to commit atrocities. If they do, then who is to blame, the murderer or the ones who raised the murderer? In Mary Shelley’s novel, the main character, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, stitched body parts together to create a beyond hideous, vile-looking creature which caused Frankenstein to abandon him at sight. When the monster ends up killing Frankenstein’s beloved brother due to resentment, one can argue that the creature’s actions are justified (55).
Frankenstein began to neglect the monster, which consequently caused the monster to take the life of his brother William, Justine, and ultimately, his beloved Elizabeth. Frankenstein began to blame himself for the loss of his own loved ones because of his obsession with creating human life.
As a reader you feel the melancholy, due to both characters. You experience the remorse for the monster because of his loneliness and neglect. You have the same feeling because of Victor Frankenstein's fear of the monster and his remorse for his loved ones who die, due to his creation of a monster who decides to take revenge of
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.
The deviation of family traditions, or in the novel, a lack of parental background may negatively affect the child. Victor’s continuous rejection of the monster fuelled its rage and conquest to rid Frankenstein’s life of all happiness. As a “child” to Frankenstein, the monster’s reaction to being rejected permanently scars him, forever being the testament to his existence. Losing Victor’s acceptance is a loss held closely to the monster, reflecting upon human tendency to reject those dissimilar or unappealing. Because Frankenstein is the monster’s creator, his “God,” his “father,” the monster’s actions, fuelled by anger, creates conflict that leads to both of their eventual deaths, displaying how significantly rejection by a parent can damage a
Frankenstein, a work by Mary Shelley, is a story about how man creates life so he can carve a new era of society, but ultimately faces the repercussions from attempting to defy the laws of nature. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley uses the themes revenge, nature, and isolation from society to create meaning for her readers. For example, Revenge is a powerful force that will consume the minds of those it inhabits. The monster begins its life with a warm, open heart. However, after it is abandoned and mistreated first by Victor and then by the De Lacey family, the monster turns to revenge, it became blinded, and “...feelings of revenge and hatred filled [its] bosom… [and it] bent [its] mind towards injury and death” (Shelley 99).
Still monster wants to be accepted into this family, because he has nobody to talk with, and call a friend. He wishes to reveal himself to them and resolves to reveal himself to the blind one, thinking he won’t be judged if he can’t be seen. However he is chased away by one of the returning family members and vows revenge on humans and specifically Victor for creating him this way. The monster seeks to understand himself, “‘... What did this mean? Who was I?
You are my creator, but I am your master;—obey!” (Shelly, 192). Another time the loss of power can be seen when the monster threaten Victor to be careful on his wedding night as he will be around. Although he was worrying about his death but monster played a different card and killed his wife, Elizabeth. This tells us that even after meeting face to face with monster, the one that he created by himself, he cannot predict the outcome created by monster. He has the mind of his own now.
The following summary explains how important acceptance can be on a grand scale and what effects it can have when one never received it. The monster had a strong thirst for it day in and day out. The ways that the monster tried to gain acceptance but rejected at every turn through was when Victor the mad scientist bolted from it, the cottages became frightened and chased him away, Victor destroying the female monster, wanting forgiveness from Walton an expedition captain, and lastly it understands it must die not a single trace left