What happens if they have babies, and they grow up to be evil? In their argument the Creature also promises that if Victor doesn’t create a wife for him, he will kill his entire family. After some thought Victor agrees to create a female creature for him. The Creature now watches Victor’s every move. The Creature is getting more and more excited as time goes by.
This refers to the Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes. And it reflects on how the creature is been isolated from his creator. Victor Frankenstein is a scientist who studies people and how bodies function. In the story, he begins to spend his time locking his attention on his goal to bring a being to life to the point where he omits his family. When he finally achieves this, everything changes.
Unlike Victor Frankenstein’s birth, the creature searched for glory from a beginning of loneliness and a craving for love from the humans he wished to be. Even though he was unfamiliar with the typical childhood when he was first ‘awakened’, the monster knew he had “no money, no friends, no kind of property”, and he wished to change that (128). He wanted what everyone else got freely, and even with this unfairness, he tried desperately to earn these ‘normal’ assurances he didn’t already own—like acceptance. When the creature was furiously denied these privileges, he turned away from humanity and their prejudice and looked to his own race, demanding a similar undead wife from Frankenstein. “‘You must create a female for me with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being.
Victor did not see that his neglection of the monster would result in the monster’s revenge. The creature went on to terrorize Victor’s family and life by killing William and blaming Justine. “Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be they Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel. Whom thou drive from joy for no misdeed. Everywhere I see bliss, from which I alone am irrevocably excluded…” (87) The monster compares himself to devil.
Because of this, Elizabeth had to play all feminine roles towards Victor: mother figure, sister, and wife. While Elizabeth becomes like a mother, Victor had already formed a friendly bond with her. Victor describes Elizabeth as “gentile and affectionate” (20), motherly characteristics, but Victor would never be able to see Elizabeth as a mother. Elizabeth and Victor had grown up together since the age of four. She was the only one who could make him forget his troubles, and he was the only one who could console her after the death of William and Justine.
Although the creature seeks for a female companion, he does not flounder in his loneliness since he decided to make Victor suffer the way he did. For this purpose, the creature murders Victor's loved ones as his way of making his creator miserable as well. As mentioned in the previous paragraphs, the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley depicts how the creature is naturally benevolent and only seeks acceptance by society. Upon being brought to life and rejected by his creator, pain is felt by the creature. However, without a great understand of his emotions, the creature was ignorant.
The monster then decides to take the life of Victors companion. He does this for revenge as that is the one thing Victor refuses the monster. The reason for these characters deaths is in Foster's words “to put stress on other characters.”(90) These deaths cross a breaking point in Victor's mind. When Victor has nobody left in his life he makes up his mind to kill the monster in an act of violent passion. He sets out to hunt the monster, but gets sick and dies on his journey.
The Mate Debate Have you ever heard the warning to be careful what you've asked for because you just might get it? In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, the main character, Victor Frankenstein, gives life to a creature he made as a science experiment. Victor devotes his time, energy, and well-being, making the creature, but upon creation abandons it. As a result, the creature becomes angry and vengeful, killing many of Victor’s closest loved ones. Nevertheless, the creature claims that he will stop his madness if Victor creates a female companion so that the creature is no longer lonely.
In mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” the morally ambiguous Victor Frankenstein plays a pivotal role that contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole- the allure of power. The moral ambiguity of the central character Victor Frankenstein is present throughout the text due to the mercurial nature of his morals and selfish tendencies. At the start of the novel victor Frankenstein is presented as an ambitious, mad scientist, in pursuit of his life goal- to create a being by giving life to an inanimate body. Following his success are a mix of oddly contradicting emotions. Victor deprived himself of the basic necessities of life and wholly devoted himself towards this accomplishment.
Take Victor Frankenstein for example. He yearns for solitude upon that it is where he is able to further his extensive research and focus on his obsession with creating life. Even after his creation of the Monster, Victor still conspicuously chooses to seclude himself from society and his betrothed, Elizabeth, because he finds comfort in his isolation from the world. The Monster, however, finds isolation from society to be miserable; he will give anything to for a fragment of acceptance into society and even more importantly, for his creator to accept him. “I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed.