Victor's Relationship In Frankenstein

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“His yellow skin scarcely covered the work the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black… but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shriveled complexion and straight black lips” (Shelley 58) Victor Frankenstein describes his creation as an abominable creature. In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor has the responsibility of taking care of his monster. However, Victor's actions after creating the monster result in an atrocious relationship with creator and creation.
Victor--the creator--is supposed to look over his creation, in the same way parents take care of their child. Parents have
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“Believe me, Frankenstein: I was benevolent; my soul glowed with love and humanity; but am I not alone, miserably alone?” (Shelley 103) The monster once was happy, but he had no parent figure to guide him. Also, Victor does not give his creation a chance at a loving relationship. The monster is left with no figure to guide him in life so he goes off on his own. “You my creator, abhor me; what hope can I gather from your fellow yellow-creatures, who owe me nothing? They spurn and hate me. The desert mountains and dreary glaciers are my refuge” (Shelley 103) The monster’s relationship with his creator is turned into hatred, after being abandoned and left with…show more content…
The monster gives Victor one chance to fix their relationship, but Victor choses his life over the monsters. “I thought with a sensation of madness on my promise of creating another like him, and trembling with passion, tore to pieces the thing on which I was engaged. The wretch saw me destroy the creature on whose future existence he depended for happiness, and, with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew” (Shelley 171). Victor doesn’t want to create “another like him” but he doesn’t realize that the only way the monster acts the way he does, is because Victor was never there to help him through life. Victor could help the monster by making a companion for him, but instead Victor got married to his own. This decision left the monster as lonely as he was to begin with, creating even more damage to the
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