When trying to justify his actions, Frankenstein says, “...such a declaration would have been considered as the ravings of a madman, and would not have exculpated her who suffered through me” (Shelley 54). Once again, Frankenstein is only thinking about himself, instead of taking responsibility for the actions of his creation. Instead of feeling sorry for Justine, Frankenstein is trying to justify to himself why he should not feel bad for not telling everyone the truth. Several more people die throughout the novel and Frankenstein still does not say anything. The fact that Frankenstein was able to let other people die and still not admit fault, knowing it could save the lives of others, is another reason why Frankenstein is truly the monster of the story.
Furthermore, the creature is referred to as a murderer, meaning that he has developed the mental capacity to commit a crime. Whereas, animals are unable to premeditated murder in order to seek revenge. A predator would kill either for instinctive or survival reasons; however, the reader can discern that the creature kills simply for vengeance against Victor. As the novel continues, the creature kills Victor 's family members off one by one, so that he will be as isolated as well understand the creatures pain. The creature views himself as an abortion; this motif exposes that all his crimes have been due to his suffering.
To compose the feathers of a human being is not for us to have. It is horrifying, and there are reasons why we should have that power. When Victor Frankenstein created this monster, he did not know how to handle it, he did not know to tolerate it, he did not know how to teach it, he did not know how to control it.Therefore, making him the real monster. His careless mistake and ignorance caused harm to his family and other town people. Victor was glutted with breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.
If Victor did not violate nature by reanimating that which is already dead, none the terrible events would have happened. The main evidence toward Victor being the monster is in the fact that he completely abandons the creature. The creature is new to existence and needs to be nurtured, in order to understand the customs of human life. Instead, the monster was left to fend for itself in an unforgiving world. If only it was shown compassion by Victor, his best friend and wife could have been spared.
He let his creation wander the mysteries of the world by himself, with no one to guide him. Victor also wanted to get rid of the monster soon after he was finished making it. Likewise, the Monster committed monstrous acts such as killing and framing innocent people. Fueled by loneliness and revenge, the Monster sought to destroy the happiness of his maker. He failed to consider the effects of his actions, only wanting Victor to become as miserable as he was.
He once was good, saving a young girl from drowning, but like Satan, he has fallen into the pits of hell. Where he consistently seeks revenge on Victor, his creator, who is seen as an allusion to God. This relationship between the monster and its creator, can be viewed as a parallel to God and Adam/Satan. Like Adam, he was created by God (Victor), and craves for a companion, just like the monster, who constantly implies that, “I am alone.”(Chapter 24, pg 221) Getting to the point where he asks Victor to create him a partner, which never comes to animation. Thus, resulting in the rebellion of the monster against Victor, his creator, like how Satan defied his.
Midway through the plot, we see the monster saying “on you it rests, whether I quite forever the neighbourhood of man and lead a harmless life, or become the scourge of your fellow creatures” (97). This directly places all responsibility on Victor, the creator. However, Victor decides to not give monster what he wants later in the story which causes a lot of people to die. Towards the end, we hear from both point of views. Victor believes that he is not to be blames as he followed his passion and his “duties towards the beings” of his “own species has greater claims” to his attention and fulfilling monster’s wishes would go against that as it could cause more harm (209).
In a real sense, although Frankenstein does not acknowledge any heavenly creator, he acknowledges his parents for giving birth to him. Contrary to man’s belief that man is made in God’s image, Frankenstein intricates his image in; “my vampire, my spirit let loose from the grave and forced to destroy all that was dear to me” (Shelley 57). Frankestine notes that he finds nothing blamable in all his part. In essence, he tries to justify his action of-of creating a creature which is beyond his control and is killing people. On the other hand, is referred as a criminal make the beast unhappy since it holds that all humans have wronged
There is one big question in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley that everyone asks and that is “Who is more human, Frankenstein or his creation?” and the answer to that is his creation. The reason the creation is more human than Frankenstein is because Frankenstein is neglectful and cruel to his creation. Frankenstein does not take any responsibility for his creation and acts like his creation is nothing to him. Frankenstein condemns the creature to loneliness and persecution. The creature is not a monster in his own eyes, he is acting the way he is based off how he has been treated.
After bringing his creation to life Victor Frankenstein is disordered by what he has created due to his appearance and abandons the monster. He revokes the idea that he was even the creator and the monster is left with the realization from the start that Victor was disgusted by him, making it evident when Frankenstein expresses "He might have spoken, but I did not hear; one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped, and rushed downstairs" (Shelley, 59), by leaving the monster to provide nothing for him, the monster is left to continue on his own and fend for himself. The monster was brought to life with a mind of a newborn and had no understanding of the life he was just brought into. He was formed through behavioral views and experiences due to the lack of education and learning the morals of society. To society standards his physical appearance was not accepted and created a feeling of confusion within the monster causing him hateful feelings towards humans after being shown cruel