Without anyone to guide him and help him learn from more than just literature, the monster was forced to learn the hard way. The downfall of the monster started when he fell in love with the De-Lacey family. Loving this family, though it taught him something valuable, caused him to turn into an actual monster. Confronting them and being rejected affected the monster worse than a normal man, as he now completely understood what his place in society was. Unfortunately, this made the monster result to revenge and decide to use his corruption to hurt his creator.
When he finally creates the creature, he runs, consumed by “breathless horror and disgust” (Shelly 35). He - in his sickly state - failed to see the true nature of what he has made, and immediately regrets it. Furthermore, when the creature confronts Frankenstein, Frankenstein shows cruelty to his creation, screaming, yelling and flat out refusing to listen to it, “ Begone! I will not hear you.” (Shelly 69) What Victor endured in the past still fuelled his hate and anger towards the creature. This hate consumed his whole being leading him to parade such savagery to the creature.
Then he feels disgusted with what he had created and leaves it to fend for itself, unknowing of the terror he could bring. Mary Shelley describes the changes that occur between Victor and the monster throughout her novel by using indirect characterization to show these transformations. Throughout the novel Victor is conveyed as a dynamic character who changes from obsessive to regretful through his actions and feelings. Shelley shows that Victor is obsessed with his creation of the monster by how he disregards everything around him so he could finish his work. Shelley describes,“Winter, spring, and summer passed away
Due to Victor 's selfishness, readers feel sorry for his creation. Frankenstein created the creature so he could manipulate the power of life, not to learn from the experience. He is so immersed in his studies, fascinated by the creation of life. He studies what the human body is made up of and how it falls apart. Victor completely disengages from the world when away at school after his mother dies of scarlet fever.
I would not be surprise how Victor 's creation had caused him so much stress and depression ever since Victor had created the creature, which then led up to his death. According to Gris Grimly 's Frankenstein, the creature had devoted himself to follow his creator, to cause him pain and suffering, he had done this to show Victor how he feels because he had read Victor 's notes saying how Victor felt about his creation, and the creature was not to ecstatic about reading that. Besides that, I believe Victor Frankenstein 's creature is not human, because of many reasons. Adding on, here are a few reasons why I believe Victor 's creature is not human. When Victor was on his death bed he had said, "he is eloquent and persuasive; and once his words had even power over my heart: but trust him not.
In Frankenstein, the monster lives in constant isolation. Anyone who the monster comes into contact with fears him. His own creator, Victor Frankenstein, runs aways in horror after creating the monster. The monster has nobody to interact with, so he asks Frankenstein
Soon after he was created he was abandoned, Ever since that moment he began to face many challenges. The monster did everything in his power to try and be friendly and meet new people but everyone rejected him. Village to village the monster got looked down upon and thrown out. The monster had finally found a cottage to live near. While observing the people in this cottage the monster began to learn to to read and write, soon he knew right from wrong.
Additionally, this murder committed by Victor’s monster reveals something about it. Now, Victor and we as readers know that this monster has some kind of thought process or instinct that has urged it to kill. While it appears as though the creature knew that it was killing Victor’s beloved brother when it was happening, it is also difficult to determine at this point whether or not it can think like a human. As such, it is almost impossible for anyone to know what it will do next now that it has already killed once to Victor’s knowledge, and what Victor has done
He decides he cannot complete his project. The Creature just did not want to be alone forever, but, Victor destroyed his lifelong partner. This is the last straw for the Creature, and, he is so upset he kills Henry Clerval, Victor 's best friend (129). A little while after killing Clerval, the Creature kills Elizabeth too, Victor 's wife (144). Victor was destroyed emotionally, which is what the
It is clear that Dr. Frankenstein is in a regretful mindset when he states, “I suffered living torture.” Meaning that he knew it was never Justine who killed William. However, he would never be able to speak up because he is fearful that he will be perceived as mad by his family and by the public. This was just one of the consequences that Frankenstein has to face due to his creation. Frankenstein also recognizes the fact that it is ultimately his own fault that William has died and that Justine will be wrongly sentenced for his death. Thus the reason he states that the trial is a “wretched mockery of justice.” The death of both William and Justine then lie on Victor Frankenstein’s shoulders.