What Is The Loss Of Innocence In Frankenstein

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The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda once described the emotional suffering that can be caused by the absence of someone in our lives,“Absence is a place so vast that you will pass through its walls and hang pictures in the air.” In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, abandonment plays a large role in affecting the creature created by Victor Frankenstein. Victor has an unending thirst for knowledge that leads him to animate a creature made of dead body parts, when the creature is brought to life Victor is immediately disgusted and leaves his creation. The creature who is left on his own eventually kills all of Victor’s family and his friend. The creature’s violent behavior is due to the anger he feels from the lack of nurture he receives from his creator, however one could argue that the cause was his innate evil.…show more content…
The creature did not care for anyone, he only felt malice since the moment he was animated. After the creature tries to help a human from death and is only returned by being shot utters this cry,“ Inflamed by pain, I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind,” (Shelley 130). The creature may have tried to help someone but he only does this in the most dire of circumstances and truly only wishes evil upon mankind. After Victor has gone against his promise of creating a companion for the creature, the creature says,“ I may die but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes your misery,” (158). The creature has no compassion for killing Victor’s family and only has a heart full of vengeance due to his being inherently evil. The monster in many instances is able to show human emotion and caring, his malicious acts are only due to his anger at
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