Abandoning his creation only brought out the truly evil side. The deprivation of companionship leads the creature to kill Frankenstein’s brother, William, not just to kill the young boy though. The creature tells Frankenstein that he killed William but he only executed the plan so that Frankenstein could truly feel the way that he did. He let Frankenstein know how he truly felt saying, “I am alone, and miserable; man will not associate with me”, (p.172). The death of his brother was to aid him in seeing that his creation did not have trust and did not have friendship.
Victor bears partial responsibility for the death of William. Victor made the monster which was a creation of Victor. If a parent creates a child and raises the child, and the child kills the parents brother, it is the parents fault for not raising it right. Victor didn’t raise the monster right which is why he was
Victor's separation from his friends and family is an example of how exile can cause you to be distant. Although Victor left his town for scientific purposes, he regrets leaving the life he had before . He wishes he had not been so distant with everybody, and had told them about the life he had created. Because of the monster's abandonment, it is lonely and fells the need to murder all who doesn’t accept him. Victor feels responsible for the killing of his close ones, and wish there could have
This violent rejection is a repetition of Victor’s lack of acceptance for the monster and attention to his family. Victor knows that the monster will never be able to live within society and that his ability to create life is the only hope the monster has of achieving companionship. Victor's own aversion to companionship surfaces as he, “ fails to give him the human companionship, the Eve, the female creature, that he needs to achieve some sort of a normal life.” (Mellor). The monsters smoldering hope for friendship dies as he speaks of the injustice that is upon him, “shall each man,” cried he, “find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone? I had feelings of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn.”(Shelley).
Lastly, the only person now left in Victor’s life now was his father who also died because of all the deaths of his loved ones. All four of these deaths were the cause of Victor’s irresponsibility. If he had killed the creature first time when he encountered him face to face and felt that he was dangerous none of this would have happened. Being scared of his creation and not taking responsibility for it made him lose everyone he loved. Only if he had seek any help or taken responsibility for his actions people would have been alarmed about the monster and taken good care of
He is Victor's childhood friend. The monster kills Henry after Victor refuses to create a companion for him. The violence the monster felt came from his passion for the affection of another living being. When the prospect of this was taken from him he lashed out at the people Victor cared for. The monster then decides to take the life of Victors companion.
Victor Frankenstein is a deeply troubled man who lost his mother at a young age, which left him with an obsession with life and death. He gave up his health, family and friends in order to study bringing people back to life and that consumed him. Even after his science professors encouraged him not to, he continued to pursue his search but his end result, the monster was not at all what he intended on creating and was appalled at his creation and spent the rest of his life hunting it down. Victor had a degree of innocence about him which was ripped away by the monster. Mary Shelley made the reader's question if ignorance is bliss, because if Victor had discontinued his studies on reanimating the dead then he would have never made the monster
The creature murdered the wife of Victor- Elizabeth, and it was only after this that he decided to take measures and pursue the beast. Victor Frankenstein’s allure for power had been solely responsible for his downfall, along with the deaths of whom he loved. Victor created a beast in an attempt to be represented as a god-like figure. Due to Victor’s devotion he could not commit to hating this creature and kill it. It had only been after the murder of 3 of his family members when Victor finally saw his darkness.
Frankenstein In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a conflict as old as life itself emerges as the story progresses; parent versus posterity in a struggle for reconciliation.Victor Frankenstein and his creation become tied up in a constant battle as the creation seeks his origins, finding a horrifying truth; the creator had abandoned the creation. This central conflict derives from the creation of the creature, inability of Frankenstein to appreciate his creation, and the creation’s need for a parental figure. The conflict addresses themes of the book such as human desires for prestige, acceptance, and the intimacy of a relationship with one’s creator. Not only does Shelley capture the resentful conflict between a father and his “son”, but she derives this conflict from her own rebellious battle against her father. When adolescent Victor tries to discuss his science readings with his father, Alphonse Frankenstein carelessly glances at the title page and exclaims, "My dear Victor, do not waste your time upon this; it is sad trash" (Shelley 39).
Specifically with the monster’s lack of a companion. With no female monster to keep the male creature at peace, Frankenstein’s world becomes dark. This is because at the exact point that Frankenstein swears he will never create a female companion for the monster, it marks Victor’s ultimate demise as the monster claims he will get his revenge. While during the 18th century, in a marital relationships the man held most of the power, in the novel Frankenstein the real power lied in the life of the female monster. If we were to break the novel down, we would be able to see that had Victor simply created a female monster, the original creation would have stopped his rampage and never have exacted his revenge on Victor by murdering his wife to be.