Victor was unhappy due to many deaths that were committed by the monster. This is why he is seen as the villain. “Yet when he saw his creature reaching out toward him, trying to smile, Victor rushed from the building, unable to take on the creature as his own charge.” This is the turning point where the monster sees that he is not loved by his creator. This is the part that kind of
The word “monstrous” can be confused with the definition of “monster” as something inhuman, something or someone who has lacks of remorse or caring for things that a normal human being should care for. In literature, the word monster is used to refer to men/women who have done horrible mistakes like murder or those who have no regard for life and nature. Victor Frankenstein is the real monster of the story because he condemned everyone around him to dead because the isolation that he provoked by cutting everyone of his life caused him psychological damage. Through Frankenstein, Mary Shelley attempts to show the idea of how it is unnecessary to be a creature in order to be a monster. We could be human but we still act like monsters.
The humans classify Grendel as a “monster” but does this mean he truly is one? From reading Grendel, I took away that he let society's idea of himself captivate who he thought he really was. Grendel had the potential and the curiosity to be harmless, but he let the powerful words and actions of the humans, the Shaper, and the dragon take over his thoughts. In a way, the humans were just as much monsters in this book for not accepting Grendel, and making him become the monster he was. If the humans were to accept Grendel and they were able to understand each other, prevention of further catastrophes probably could have been
The men the creature meets are just as defective as he becomes. Just like any human around the creature 's "heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathy", but he also experiences "misery" and "violence" he is "filled with an insatiable thirst for vengeance" (190). To finish off the creature shows the best and the worst
Of course, he had been a wretch, a murderer, a complete and total monster. Had he been a monster from the start, or only once he killed poor William? That was the one thing that still puzzled him. He had nothing to be proud of, nothing to take pride in, except his killings, which he abhorred. Ultimately, those would be the things that made him a monster, he could not think of anything else.
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.
His hatred for Victor was so intense, it fueled a mad desire for revenge. On page 102, when the monster learns that William is a Frankenstein, he says “you belong then to my enemy,” having never actually met Victor in person. He hated his creator to such a degree that he was willing to do anything to hurt him. The monster was right, however, in hating Victor because of Victor’s terrible treatment and disposition towards the monster. The first wrong that Victor committed was making the monster unbearably ugly.
What did he there? Could he be (I shuddered at the conception) the murderer of my brother?” (Shelley 163). All of the people who see Being, scream and run like mad men because of its atrocious physical appearance.The monster names itself Being because it is only half human and because of the fact that its “father” constantly berates it with words like “Demon” and “Ogre”. “When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?” (Shelley 280).
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
Both Caliban and the creature are constantly insulted by their creators. Throughout “Frankenstein”, it is clear that Frankenstein abhors the creature and feels ashamed for creating it. In “Frankenstein”, Shelley states, “I shudder to reflect, that I have been the miserable origin and author?” From this piece of text, the reader can infer that Frankenstein wants nothing to do with the creature. Caliban is also treated in a similar manner. Prospero constantly claims that Caliban is incapable of doing anything right and is only capable of committing malicious acts.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is about a man that creates human life. The abandonment, unhappiness, and misunderstandment between the creature and the other characters causes a lot of suffering. Throughout the novel no one will give him a chance to show them that he is not harmful, despite his appearance. If Victor wouldn´t have turned him away from the very beginning he could have saved a lot of people from getting hurt. As soon as the creature comes to life Victor is startled by his appearance, as well as everyone else in the novel.
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.