It can be said that Victor’s isolation led him to not have his friend and family’s guidance and influence; this could’ve been a probable cause that lead leading him to the creation of the monster. Probably, if he were to tell his family or Clerval about what he was attempting to do, they would be concerned and would’ve tried to talk him out of his immature and impetuous
In addition, Victor was obsessed with dead bodies and creating a being. Due to this, he was isolated from the society and he started creating his creature. His isolation persisted especially after he created a hideous being that brought destruction and pain to the people. Similarly, just like Victor, the creature lived in isolation because he was left alone by his creator after he created him. The monster never got a chance to experience a mother or fatherly love just like his creator.
The monster depicts his otherness when he wonders: “Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned” (Shelley 85). The monster evidently remains in isolation and is dehumanized. The monster attempts to get integrated into his society but his appearance and lack of social skills hinder his success. The monster strives to be accepted but is incapable of acceptance. 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 common theme portrayed throughout Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is without proper guidance and a stable sense of acceptance one is destined to live a life of despair and resentment towards those who did not accept him. From the very beginning Viktor’s creation was on his own. Viktor felt no attachment to his creation and felt no need to support him. Because of this, Viktor’s monster was on his own and soon found itself confused and quickly overwhelmed by the various new sensations and experiences. The monster encountered struggles from the basics such as the need for food and shelter to the feeling loneliness and disdain from those around him.
He had nothing and nobody. In the book, not only was the monster miserable, but Frankenstein was as well. Frankenstein deprived himself of sleep to make his dream human, but it didn’t even turn out the way he wanted. Not only was the monster lonely because everybody feared him, but Frankenstein was as well because he deprived himself of a social life while creating his monster. Wretchedness of how the monster wanted the people that ran away from him or hurt him to feel.
Victor tries to prove himself as a good moral character in the relationship between his creation and himself. However, this proved horrific because, as a parent, Victor implied his “child” is a wretch which no parent should do, despite their flaws. This can be shown after Victor breathes life into his creature and the text states, “...His jaws opened and he muttered.. one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped and rushed downstairs” (Shelly 58). In darkness of Victor’s actions against his creation, Victor immediately had
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?
Therefore, he was made evil by the way he was treated. The saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” it quite true in this case. The monster was not born evil. He tried over and over again to get people to see past his ugliness and into his heart but no one could see it. This changed the monster into a sad and lonely monster with nothing to live for.
The creation of Frankenstein's monster leads to murderous outcomes because of the constant rejection from its creator. For example, when Frankenstein runs away from the monster, his thoughts were, “I sought to avoid the wretch, whom I feared every, turning of the street would present to my view. I did not dare to return to the apartment which I inhabited” (29). Frankenstein’s thoughts towards his monster, is the way the monster sees himself. Being rejected by someone affects the way you carry yourself as an individual.
The night Frankenstein finishes his creation, it looks nothing like what he wanted. He had gone crazy over making the monster and the creature did not look beautiful at all, instead it looked ugly and terrible. The unappealing look approaches Frankenstein to him, being frighten and leaving his apartment. An atmosphere of mystery comes in because you do not know how the monster would turn out at first and also as to why Frankenstein left because of own his
Victor Frankenstein, born with two loving parents unlike the creature. Victor created the Creature then left him because he was disgusted and terrified of what he had created “I rushed out of the room….unable to compose my mind to sleep”( Shelley, 47). the Creature never experienced love because everyone was terrified of him because of his appearance “ He turned on hearing a noise; perceiving me ,...debilitated form hardly appeared capable”( Shelley,89). The Creature ask victor for a companion so he can feel love by someone and so he will not be alone “ My companion must be of the same species, and have the same defects. This being you must create”(Shelley,123).Victoor gets married to Elizabeth and the creature kills her because he does not go through with the plan of creating the Creatures companion “She was there, lifeless and inanimate… torted features half covered by her hair” (Shelley
Mr. Frankenstein stated that he used both human and animal parts to construct the creation. The combination of human and animal parts would not be as successful as a being created solely of one species. By mixing the organs, Mr. Frankenstein harmed the creation’s body. This did not at all compare to the injury inflicted upon the creation mentally by Victor’s lack of preparation. Frankenstein had not prepared himself for the responsibilities of being the guardian of a living thing.
His false portrayal and constant rejection never stopped him from adapting to society, evidently it did turn him down a dark and vengeful path. Just as it did for the Monster. When Frankenstein attempted to join society, he was rejected and chased out due to his differences, but he wasn’t as interested in joining the society as Grendel was. The monster was content staying away from humans until he happened upon the family of
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
He was broken that his creator left him so he was confused on what he was. This, would lead Frankenstein to kill people who were close to his creator. Frankenstein didn 't know any other way to express his emotions. He seemed to only do bad things, but he helped a girl from drowning and helped out a group of poor peasants. His appearance was the biggest factor.