The Real Villain Experiences, they mold your personality. They dictate what kind of person you are going to be. Victor Frankenstein clearly did not understand this when he created his “monster”. He left his creation alone in the world to figure things out by itself. In doing so, Frankenstein left the creation to terrible experience that cause him to become murderer.
He then decides that he will return some of the hardship he has suffered because of his creator’s short-sightedness, and kills William. Although the decision was rash and naive, it was the only way the monster knew how to get back at Victor, whom he
My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create.” Frankenstein’s creature is responsible for many malicious crimes. The monster is using Victor as his own puppet. Making Victor feel guilty and using it to trick Victor into creating a mate for the monster. Victor realizes what he is doing is out of arrogance and stops the creation of the monster.
Even if that means he has to ask a stranger or a friend to finish the job for him. In the quote he claims not to be selfish, even though all he cares about is killing his creation to make himself feel better. Since these are Frankenstein 's last wishes, it foreshadows his death and makes it so he won 't be the one to kill the creature. This quote also tells us that even in his delirious state Victor is still enraged with the creature, which means that he will not die in peace, but disturbed and unfulfilled. The creature becomes defensive.
He warns Victor that "if I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear;" (Shelley 125) and "if I have no ties and affections, hatred and vice must be my portion" (Shelley 126). He takes the lives of Clerval and Elizabeth; both innocent victims. We see grief, sorrow, hate, and anger emphasized from the monster throughout the book from his reaction to society degrading him. The monster intensely desires to be a part of society and if the only way he can participate in society is to indulge in evil, then he will. Thus, the being truly becomes the monster that society had feared from the
Frankenstein chose isolation and he ignored those who cared for him, as well as his own creation. All these facts make Victor Frankenstein the true monster, while his creation was trying to create bonds and achieve social interactions with humans rather than Victor, who was a human that could interact but decided the isolation take over him and cut any type of interaction with the world. The creature could make monstrous actions in order to attain the attention he wanted, the bonds he wanted to create, but the selfishness of Victor leaded him to be the real monster of his
In pursuit of his own journey toward justice, the monster’s killing of Victor’s loved ones embodies his goal of personal justice through the destruction of Victor’s life. While creating the female monster, Victor’s questioning of the true outcome powers his urge to seek justice through destroying his creation. Despite threats from the monster, Frankenstein’s decision to destroy it expresses him learning from his prior mistakes, regardless of the consequences that result. Although the monster states, “I shall be with you on your wedding night,(Shelley,123).” Victor cannot forgive himself for the horror he unleashed on the world and instead sees his actions as a sacrifice to prevent a repetition of the terror the monster has wreaked. After Elizabeth’s death, this feeling of justice remains in Victor, as his willingness to die in order to kill the monster becomes his only sense of purpose.
Victor refuses, punishing the monster for his actions by forcing him into isolation. The monster turns vengeful not because it's evil, but because its isolation fills it with overwhelming hate and anger. It quickly becomes clear that Frankenstein sees isolation from family and society as the worst imaginable fate. Altogether, the themes used in Shelley’s work create meaning for the reader and allow a better understanding of the
This quote conveys the theme because once you let something take over, you’ll never, realize all the damage that you have done to yourself or others around you. During his life, he wasted it in the pursuit of the destruction of the creature and in turn, the creature destroyed everything Victor loved, including Elizabeth. Both their life was wasted away by the destruction of hatred and the damage they wanted to do to one another, they could have forgave and moved on, but didn't make that choice until it was the
Victor selfishly creates the Creature to gain prestige, pretentiously claiming himself as a human god when he succeeds and saying it was for the sake of humanity. In reality, he creates a grotesque being and abandons it the moment his illusions shatter, making the creature a victim because he denies the responsibility of raising it causing hardships for it. Victor also believes the creature is a reprobative individual since it kills his brother and foists Justine’s execution, thus he acts inimical towards it throughout the whole novel as he invectively exclaims, “Abhorred monster! Fiend that thou art! The tortures of hell are too mild a vengeance for thy crimes” (93).
This quote said by Frankenstein, gave proof that he believed that the monster he created, was pointless. Also, the monster 's appearance leads many to believe that its behavior is immoral and ruthless. One of the most memorable reactions from the book is the reaction of the old man in the hut. "...perceiving me [the monster] shrieked loudly, and quitting the hut, ran across the fields with a speed of which his debilitated form hardly seemed capable." The man ran because he believed that the monster was about to hurt him, from the monster 's gruesome appearance, the man automatically assumed the monster was evil.
This is essentially true because it was Frankenstein who created the Creature and made him a monster by abandoning him. It is Frankenstein who is the monster Frankenstein hating himself for lack of thought when unleashing his creation into the world upon his own kind., the monster hating him for his abandonment. In their hate they are each fighting for control of the
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.