He never offers any affection towards the poor creature. All of the death and turmoil tie back to Victor and his blind ambition and fear of real responsibilities. The creature had simply had experiences that morphed his personality and drove him to terrible acts. If Frankenstein had simply taken care of the creation and gave him the correct guidance, lots of needless death could have been
However, through comparing the characters ' traits, actions, and habits, the reader will discover the true monster in Frankenstein. Both Victor and the Monster are described to be outcasts in the story. Whether it be by choice or forced, they have found a way to isolate themselves. In Victor 's case, his isolation is self-induced. Growing up an introvert, he never found much comfort in others.
When the monster ends up killing Frankenstein’s beloved brother due to resentment, one can argue that the creature’s actions are justified (55). The murders and immoral actions of Frankenstein’s monster are justified because he did not have a parental figure, was neglected by the general public,
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
Instead of realizing that he achieved his goal of bringing life to an inanimate body he runs way because of how hideous it is. "Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome, yet appalling hideousness. I shut my eyes involuntarily" (Shelley 228). Even Walton is repulsed by the creature’s
In the plot of the novel, I would like to mention the fact that Victor Frankenstein had no respect to dead people and to death itself. He did not fear God and was obsessed with an idea of bringing back to life a dead person. Eventually, he created a monster with the help of alchemy books, which are not actual scientific books. Victor made a creature out of body parts of people, who were recently buried. When the creature came to life, he was extremely terrified by its appearance and abandoned it.
Furthermore, Victor is not able to physically compete with the creature and he fails to act in that moment when both the violent elements of the storm and the crippling rage he feels for his brother’s murderer affect him, making him the more human of the two - the more susceptible to emotion and weakness. I would argue that the creature’s lack of weaknesses as well as his unaccountable strength leads to his inevitable condemnation as the monster of the story, because he is the least relatable, and the most
Ultimately, those would be the things that made him a monster, he could not think of anything else. His cruelty towards humanity had been brought on by the ways in which he had been treated, yet it unmasked the fact that he was utterly inhuman. He was a mass of parts that had been already dead, a zombie of sorts. He was a tired, ugly creature, afraid of himself and now terrified, for how could anyone take pity on such a monster? He doubted even God
As previously mentioned, one main question invoked by the reading of this novel is whose fault is it that many terrible things happened as a result of the monster's creation. Is it Frankenstein's fault for making the monster or was it just bad luck meaning he had no control? Regardless of whether or not Frankenstein was guilty for the crimes of the monster or not, he created a hideous and scary monster, he didn’t help him. He cause all of the events to unfold. So maybe the blame does fall on Frankenstein.
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