Who Is The Monster In Frankenstein

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In “Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus”, the creature is categorized as a friend or a fiend towards his creator and other humans. The creature tends to be more of a fiend rather than a friend. The monster also interprets human-like characteristics. For example, when the creature and Frankenstein conversate, he tells Frankenstein he “began to distinguish my sensations from each other” and “felt light, and hunger, and thirst, and darkness; innumerable sounds rang in my ears” (Shelley 43). Compared to a human, he has the senses as a person does; he can hear, feel, taste, see and smell. Just like a person he can feel anger and hatred and as well as vengeance. To illustrate, the creature asks Frankenstein to do him a favor but Frankenstein refuses and the monster…show more content…
Frankenstein hesitates on this quest due to past experience while creating the current monster. The monsters goal is to be happy and to feel love by another, but his goal is unattainable because the mate might have a different mindset than the creature; she could possibly hate the creature or turn him down in disgust. Frankenstein rejects the favor and the monster, in anger, swears to his creator that he will make him miserable since he failed to make him happy. For instance, The monster’s selfish ways determines him as a fiend because he says “ Your hours will pass in dread and misery, and soon the bolt will fall which must ravish from your happiness forever. Are you to be happy while I grovel in the intensity of my wretchedness? You can blast my other passions, but revenge remains” (Shelley 74). Since the monster isn’t getting what he asked for, and Frankenstein will receive happiness, he will do anything to put him in misery while he is miserable too. To conclude, the creature is a fiend in this novel, due to his evilish and vengeful ways. A true friend will only want best for
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