Blame is assigned to those at fault: It’s easy to just blame the monster for all of the destruction. But it was because of Victor abandoning his creation and running away from his problems what caused the once good and benevolent monster to become vile. Victor was the one who created the monster, his aspirations and thirst for knowledge caused him to make the creation. He was very eccentric, he worked so hard on his creation and became ill and mad. When it didn’t turn out like he had hoped he just ran away.
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.
The monster then decides to take the life of Victors companion. He does this for revenge as that is the one thing Victor refuses the monster. The reason for these characters deaths is in Foster's words “to put stress on other characters.”(90) These deaths cross a breaking point in Victor's mind. When Victor has nobody left in his life he makes up his mind to kill the monster in an act of violent passion. He sets out to hunt the monster, but gets sick and dies on his journey.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, both Victor and the creature have qualities that make them resemble “humans,” or “monsters.” A monster finds joy in bringing harm to others, and does anything to get what they want. They do this without thinking of the consequences, and may not feel regret afterwards. The creature repeatedly demonstrated this quality throughout the novel. The creature resembles a monster because he makes Victor suffer after feeling rejected. The creature finds William, Victor’s brother, in the woods and kills him.
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.
At first, Victor is happy that he created the creature and that he could continue his quest to get rid of diseases in his black plague ridden town. However, when he sees the creature face to face he notices the monstrosity that he had created and his rapidly overcome with fear and runs away. He is then overcome with determination as he is working on other scientific projects. Once he hears of Williams death, he is then overcome with sadness. Finally, he periodically switches between anger and sadness as he meets the creature, learns of his wish, and when he discovers the creature murdered Elizabeth.
With this new knowledge, he tries to introduce himself to the blind Mr. Delacey but that sadly results in a brutal beating from the family. After acquiring all the new knowledge, he should know that this is a bad idea but continues anyway. This suggests that knowledge is not rightly learned through books but needs to be learned through experience. This leads to his hatred of humans and the killing of many of Victor’s friends and family. The monster is flooded with information after reading these books.
Macbeth growing fear of losing power took over him and he sent murderers to kill Banquo and his son. Yet there was still hope that Macbeth would learn to turn back from these ways, as he had still felt guilt after Banquo’s murder, but he did not. He had only become worse as he became entirely corrupt. Spilling blood, and turning against those who had once praised him. It had gone to the point where his own army only followed him as it was their duty and not because they truly respected and honored
Grant thought it was a waste of time to try helping him because Jefferson was going to be executed and Jefferson was very stubborn and unwilling to cooperate. The only reason Geant was helping was because his aunt Tante Lou made him help Miss Emma make Jefferson into a man since Jefferson was called a hog by his defence attorney and Miss Emma wanted Jefferson to die a man. Jefferson feels as if he is not in control of his life. . Grant and Jefferson 's relationship evolves over time.
The novel is an example of how being different from society can cause people to feel ashamed of themselves. They want to be loved, but when they are pushed away , they feel miserable and will do anything to feel accepted. The monster acts out in hurtful ways because he is miserable, and doesn’t want to be seen as a horrible figure in the eyes of others. He feels inferior to others such as Elizabeth, and Victor's brother, and fear that nobody will ever accept him because of his appearance. Victor's separation from his friends and family is an example of how exile can cause you to be distant.
Grendel vs. “The monster” Grendel in the novel by John Gardner is very similar to “the monster” in Frankenstein by Mary Shelly because both Grendel and the monster feel like outsiders, they kill humans, and they both are able to learn new things. Grendel feels like an outsider because he knows he is different and he wants to know the truth of why he is what he is and why God made him that way. Grendel asks his mother “Why are we here?” which means that he is doubting his existence. Grendel kills humans in the mead hall while they are asleep. “Swiftly, softly, I will move from bed to bed and destroy them all, swallow every last man.” He kills them because he was affected by the shapers death.