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.
Victor felt really bad for William and thinks it was his fault William died. This was Victor's fault because if Victor did not create the monster, William would never of died. Victor’s nature was melancholy when he found out the monster may have been the cause for William’s death. Victor believes that his horrific creation is a part of himself. Victor regrets making Frankenstein a lot and knew it was a big mistake.
In some aspects, Frankenstein is similar to The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. In both novels, playing God plays a key role in the storylines and has a significant impact on the characters. In Frankenstein, Victor tries to play God by creating life. However, this action winds up hurting him, since his abandoned creation seeks revenge on him for the injustice he causes in the monster's life. It is clear that Victor can not handle the responsibility of playing God, since shortly after finally creating the monster, “breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” and he is “unable to endure the aspect of the being” he creates.
For instance, Frankenstein is now apologetic for his creation, because “ the beauty of the dream [has] vanished” Frankenstein looks a the creature with such “breathless horded disgust,” he no longer wish for creation to exist (Shelley 70). Frankenstein feel s ambulant because of his actions, he now regrets the making of his creation. Victor Frankenstein is now feared of the hideous creature he has created, no longer wants the recognition of creating this creature, this creature isn’t even socially accepted because of his appearance. As a result, Frankenstein in the real monster of the novel, because he has regrets for the created a creature without facing the fact that it would eventually have to socially interact with others. The actions of Frankenstein creating this frightening creature, created a wretched outcome, because the creature was overwhelmed with such hate that the creature had killed people whom Victor Frankenstein cared for.
Justine is dead and Victor is only thinking of himself because he sees himself as apart from other people and their suffering, which is his god complex shining through. He again rationalizes his self pity by arguing that if he had confessed, people still would have suffered (namely him), and that it is better to be someone so young and innocent. In the protection of his image of self, which is a direct result of a god complex, Victor Frankenstein rationalizes his arguably terrible choices to combat the guilt that stems from his involvement with William and Justine’s
Why did the monster feel like he needed to wreak havoc in order to get empathy and understanding for his own isolated feelings? This is all because Victor neglected the once gentle giant, making him feel like a repulsive creature meant for terror. Victor began his work very vigorously and passionately, wanting to reach ultimate fame for his monumental discovery. He went to great lengths to succeed in his experiments, but once he laid eyes on the living, breathing unsightly beast, he could not bare to keep up his work. He neglected him, acting as if the last years working in his lab never happened.
Once victor brings the creature to life, he immediately realizes the hideousness of what he has done: “Now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” (Shelley 56). Furthermore, Victor struggles to cope with his creation throughout the novel. The creature wants to take revenge on Victor for abandoning him and causes Victor grief by killing the people he cares about. When the creature kills, Victor feels responsible and guilty of the murders. He continually breaks down with each death by “his” hands, which makes him go mad.
Victor's separation from his friends and family is an example of how exile can cause you to be distant. Although Victor left his town for scientific purposes, he regrets leaving the life he had before . He wishes he had not been so distant with everybody, and had told them about the life he had created. Because of the monster's abandonment, it is lonely and fells the need to murder all who doesn’t accept him. Victor feels responsible for the killing of his close ones, and wish there could have
This violent rejection is a repetition of Victor’s lack of acceptance for the monster and attention to his family. Victor knows that the monster will never be able to live within society and that his ability to create life is the only hope the monster has of achieving companionship. Victor's own aversion to companionship surfaces as he, “ fails to give him the human companionship, the Eve, the female creature, that he needs to achieve some sort of a normal life.” (Mellor). The monsters smoldering hope for friendship dies as he speaks of the injustice that is upon him, “shall each man,” cried he, “find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone? I had feelings of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn.”(Shelley).
Joyce Carol Oates states in her essay Frankenstein Fallen Angel, “…he (Victor) seems blind to the fact that is apparent to any reader – that he has loosed a fearful power into the world, whether it strikes his eye as aesthetically pleasing or not, and he must take responsibility for it.” Victor is unwilling to care for the creature, because he finds him dreadful, so he takes the easy way out and leaves the creature to take care of himself, which he is not capable of doing. Victor’s obsession to act superhuman blinded him while he was creating the creature because he had a desire to assemble the creature from makeshift parts so that the creature would be hideous and therefore inferior to Victor. The creature is formed as an ugly being so that it is easier for Victor to walk away from. Victor is willing to abandon his own creation because he views the creature as a, “… filthy mass that moved and talked” (136). Victor is stirred by his work, but not in a positive manner.
his looks. Not only did Mr. Frankenstein give no thought to the well-being of his creation, he also swore to murder the creation, while the creation was within earshot. This undoubtedly would have caused emotional stress or trauma, as would be expected with anyone. His own creator, swearing to take life from the thing he had so selfishly given it. It did not stop there.