Trust And Friendship In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In her fiction novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley implies that trust and friendship are a key part of a functional and sane being. The lack or loss of this can lead to the desire of vengeance and revenge for the deeds that were done to them. The creature, through the actions of Victor Frankenstein ventured towards vengeance as his trust was lost for his creator. This is done from the very beginning when Frankenstein abandons the creature after he sees what he truly created and fears it.
Frankenstein spent many weeks and months on his creation and put tedious amounts of work into his experiment. When his creation truly came to life abandoning the creature is what began the chain of events that would become this wretch. Abandonment made the creature lose trust in his creator, after he was seen as a ‘vile insect’(p.118). The creature makes a promise to Frankenstein stating, “I will glut the maw of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friend”, (p.119). Frankenstein’s actions made a monster out of his creation. The creature did not want death; he was not born evil but made evil. This is shown when Frankenstein’s youngest brother William is murdered and he sees the creature
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Abandoning his creation only brought out the truly evil side. The deprivation of companionship leads the creature to kill Frankenstein’s brother, William, not just to kill the young boy though. The creature tells Frankenstein that he killed William but he only executed the plan so that Frankenstein could truly feel the way that he did. He let Frankenstein know how he truly felt saying, “I am alone, and miserable; man will not associate with me”, (p.172). The death of his brother was to aid him in seeing that his creation did not have trust and did not have friendship. Without friendship the creature welcomed the fact that he would never be a part of
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