Creator, the role Victor attempts to play, can only be enacted legitimately by one being. And when Victor breaks the natural law the unnatural life of the Creature comes into being, one that would bring nothing but misery and despair to Victor and his creation. It is easy to simply put the blame on the Creature for the list of deaths he caused; however to judge the Creature would be like judging an animal or toddler. The Creature did not learn the laws of nature, as one should. He was a child in the body of a monster.
The creature was a kind and "benevolent soul" that cared for everyone until he would be turned away from humanity all because he looked different. The creature learned what "bitter indignation" was and how to be "cruel" based on the way the villagers and his own creator treated him. The Creature is human because he has all the same emotional traits as we do, he may not look like us, but the thing that makes us human is making mistakes, " My feeling hurt. My heart aches. I cry.
Victor Frankenstein, the narrator and main character in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, animated a horrific being from lifeless matter. Throughout the novel, he discussed the impact of the creature’s actions on his wellbeing, as well as the lives of those around him. However, he focused little on how he affected the creature. Frankenstein’s greed led to the consequences of the creature’s animation. While he, too, was emotionally neglected by his parents, he left the creature to a similar fate by choosing to abandon it.
The creature’s nature generally remains the same throughout the novel up to the most rational state in the end. The very instance where the creature shows his good nature is during the confrontation with one of the narrators, Robert Walton, “While I destroyed his hopes, I did not satisfy my own desires” (231). This quotation proves that there was no evil or signs of monstrous mentality in the creature to begin with. Only a true monster would feel satisfaction through the hopes and dreams of others being destroyed. The creature only wanted to end his loneliness and gain a friend but instead faced rejection amongst everyone including his creator.
The creature’s understanding of justice and it’s revenge against Victor is the driving force of the story because it builds up the anticipation the reader has for the final confrontation. The creature’s mental knowledge is very small-minded and intolerant, causing his understanding of justice to be exceedingly narrow. The monster’s isolation from society is forced by its fate. Nobody could with handle the hideous looks given by the creature 's appearance, this made it nearly impossible for the creature to have any interaction with any sort of human. To illustrate, the creation said while reciting his tale to Victor “And what was I?
Comparison can be made between Ahab and the monster in Frankenstein on the basis of revenge that the monster wanted to take from Victor. Victor lost all the power over his creation when the monster killed William. Frankenstein immediately felt responsible for the crime because he never made his creation to go around and kill people. After destroying the work of second creature, the monster threaten Victor saying that, “Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master;—obey!” (Shelly, 192).
There is nobody for him to bounce ideas off of, no basic reinforcements, he is alone. Lack of connection is what really prevents the monster from being able to define himself as nice, kind, and personable because people react negatively when they see him. When he wants to get to know the DeLacey family better they take one look at him and strike him “violently with a stick” (Shelley 124). People do not even take the time to meet him they just set and assume. In Frankenstein, using her main characters Victor and the monster, Mary Shelley is able to help set stone what humanity needs.
From beginning to end, the idea of isolation and its dangers are constantly repeated as seen through the monster. The effects of being rejected from society mirror what we see in the real world as shown by Elliot Rodger, the perpetrator of the Isla Vista Massacre. Rodger’s main motives for his attack were social and sexual rejection which is the same as the monster in Frankenstein. As stated in his “vlogs” Elliot Rodger was rejected from relationships and had the inability to communicate with women. He envied everyone he saw who was capable of interacting with others and being sociable.
He had no intentions of hurting anyone.Frankenstein really wanted to use the electricity in something great. But ended up with something unfortunate.Frankenstein-”I didn 't create you to do evil-why have you betrayed me!”. As can be red in this. Frankenstein tells the monster he wasn’t meant for evil. He had betrayed frankenstein in the part that the monster had turned evil and wanted something back in return for all the pain and suffering the monster has had.
The monster reiterates this feeling of isolation as he says: “I felt as if I were placed under a ban- as if I had no right to claim their sympathies – as if never more might I enjoy companionship with them” (Shelley 108). The monster explains that he has worked hard to try to break the communication barrier with humans. He attains social skills that are similar to those of his human counterparts and is able to adequately communicate when speaking to a blind man, however, when the monster communicates with people that are not blind, they can only see his flaws in his appearance and are afraid of this monster. The monster is unable to conform to society and is prevented from being accepted by his peers. Conversely, Eliza is able to conform to society and is accepted by most of her peers: “I shall always be a flower girl to Professor Higgins, because he always
People thought of him just to be a monster, but if you really knew him from the inside you would know it wasn’t true. He probably had more emotions than humans themselves. Frankenstein was just a clueless monster. All humans saw was a monster though, and this would lead frankenstein to actually become a monster. He was broken that his creator left him so he was confused on what he was.
This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence. In both situations, a friendly and accepting hand could have led both monsters to happiness and kindness, but the lack thereof sparked the violence. Grendel and the Monster from their respective works, Gardner’s Grendel and Shelley’s Frankenstein, find themselves with no companionship, nobody to share in their joys or sorrows, which leads to violence being taken out on those who rejected them; if those victims had initially accepted and loved Grendel and the Monster, this would not have
The creature hasn’t got any life experience, doesn’t have any friends or family. The creature tries so hard to be friendly and tries to make friends, but anyone seeing the creation of Frankenstein is either terrified or making fun of it. Frankenstein isn’t there to support him, isn’t there for him like the creature needs Frankenstein. The monster eventually breaks and wants his revenge for being so lonely. This is a short summary on how the evil came to stand within the monster.