Thinking about the deal with his family in mind, Victor begins his work on the second monster. The first monster made Victor suffer terribly and threatened his family; trying to scare Victor for not creating his mate, the monster angrily said to Frankenstein, “I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you” (162). While looking back upon his unfinished work, Victor remembers “the miserable monster whom I had created,” (152). “With the companion you bestow I will quit the neighborhood of man,” (142) promises the monster to Victor upon completion of his mate. Victor, trying to act morally, destroys the monster for the good of the world.
The creature was known as a monster and was doomed due to his appearance. The crimes were done by the creature due to the revenge he sought out for towards Victor. The creature cannot be to blame for his behavior, Victor Frankenstein is the only one at fault for the murderers and wrong doings of his
The creature murdered many innocent people knowing his in this pursuit of righteousness how it would so harshly effect Victor. “My own vampire, my own spirit let loose from the grave, and forced to destroy all that was dear to me” (Clemit). The creature as shown, was Victor’s own ugliness created into a horrid being; destroying all that made him happy in the world. “Shelly could be using the monster as a symbol for our own ugliness or the animal side of man’s nature. Although the monster appears to be the cause of fear and prejudice, he might stand for our ugly and violent reaction to something unknown and different” (Skuola.net).
The monster strangles William to death and made it look like Justine did it by framing her and putting William’s locket in her dress. After Victor marries Elizabeth, the monster also kills her. Victor is now on a downward spiral that eventually leads him to chasing after the monster, that leads us back to the present. The chain of events that occurs within the novel between the monster and Victor led to Victor 's downfall and eventually his death. Shelley 's main purpose for adding the chain of events on the
The creation was dangerous to Frankenstein because he could have killed him in his sleep. The Creature told Frankenstein, “The thought was madness; stirred the fiend within me- not I, but she [Justine Moritz], shall suffer; the murder I have committed because I am forever robbed of all that she could give me, shall atone… I bent over her and placed the portrait securely in one of the folds of her dress”(Shelley 103). The Daemon is the cause of innocent Justine’s death. His placement of the picture caused Justine to be accused of murder even after she loved the helpless William. Although the Monster framed Justine for William’s murder, the Daemon before announced how beautiful she was.
He threatens Frankenstein by telling him “I may die, but first you” which shows that the creature is not afraid of dying as long as he can inflict as much pain as possible on Frankenstein first (Shelley 123). This alone is a monstrous way to act and it shows that the creature felt compelled to take on the role that society gave him. The consequences of the creature being villainized because of his appearance ended up threatening the lives of Frankenstein and everyone he
The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley says a person is responsible for their actions if they do not weigh the possible consequences of their actions before making their final decision. Throughout the novel, Mary Shelley shows the consequences of actions that are done without proper thought beforehand. Victor Frankenstein wants to create life, he wants to be god, and his lust for this goal overtakes his common sense. Victor rushes into making his creature and then makes rash decisions which also contributes to his demise and the death of several of his close friends and family. The monster should be held responsible for his actions to a certain extent, however, his actions are influenced by Victor’s initial impetuous decisions.
Victor may not have been hurt physically, but he was hurt mentally. The theme, Frustration can lead to revenge, in Frankenstein is seen throughout the novel in the death of William, Elizabeth, and even Victor’s ultimate end. The first time the monster takes revenge on Victor is when he kills Victor’s younger brother, William
But as explained by an article, “His vow to exact hateful revenge is, of course, only reinforced when Victor refuses the creatures request for a mate” (“Responsibility of Frankenstein” 1). Devastating the creature and knowing just how scared Victor is of the creature he is irate. The creature additionally swears to “sever his enemy’s emotional and social ties by murdering all “whose existence[s] [are] bound [to Victor]” (“Responsibility of Frankenstein” 1). The creature has now promised to have his justice multiple times even if that means killing everyone Victor knows, which by now has been proven the creature is capable of. In the end, the creature did everything he could and then some to conquer his loneliness and desperation for justice all because he was not given that father son relationship.
It all depends on the person's perspective and background. In Frankenstein the creature seeks revenge on Victor, by killing everyone close to him. This is too far of revenge and can’t be justified. However, revenge if equal can be justified and can serve a purpose to a person who was wronged. The Revenge that the creature gets on Victor in Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is not justifiable, but revenge can be justified if it is
The Theme of hatred and revenge is shown in these lines of Othello because Iago is admitting the second part of his plan to seek revenge on Othello. After already getting Cassio fired, Iago plans to further his revenge on Othello by trying to manipulate him into believing that the only reason Desdemona is asking Othello to hire back Cassio, is because they are having an affair together. Portrayed in another way, the theme of hatred and revenge is displayed in Frankenstein when the creature and Frankenstein are talking to each other on the Alpine Valleys of Chamounix. Frankenstein tells the creature that he hates him and that he wishes to kill him, while the creature wishes to seek revenge on Frankenstein for living a miserable life. He is also seeking revenge on Frankenstein by threatening him to choose between complying with his demands or letting your family die.
Victor and the Creature have a true vengeance for one another. The true source of Victor and the Creature 's animosity is their unparalleled hatred for themselves. Victor blames himself for the deaths of his friends when he says, "I am the cause of this-I murdered her. William, Justine and Henry-they all died by my hands”(136). This is essentially true because it was Frankenstein who created the Creature and made him a monster by abandoning him.