Also, his social individualism from the outside world caused him to have no sense of how to treat the creature. The poor treatment that the monster received is the sole reason that he was caused to act the way he did. He says to Victor, "… but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death, until it be satisfied with the blood of your remaining friends" (Shelley 97). This is a representation of not only the capabilities that the monster had, but what an accomplishment that it was for Victor to create this beast. If the monster were treated properly, it
Frankenstein can also be 'melodramatic' and may be using this to evoke sympathy for himself. In this novel, I feel sympathy for both Victor Frankenstein and the monster. I am sympathetic towards the monster as Victor Frankenstein started this whole thing by creating it, although the monster killing another that had not harmed him was unjustified. When first created the monster is treated like an inhuman wretch. Frankenstein was too swept up in the idea of bringing an inanimate object to life to realise that what he was creating a monster.
The feeling of guilt thrives in Frankenstein because he knows his work was the direct cause of the chaos in his life. In Frankenstein’s case, his goal of total enlightenment led to his pitiful demise. Frankenstein’s creature was not originally a monster. He is born with good intentions and is a gentle- although atrocious looking- being until he learns of the sins of the human race. The ultimate factor in the creature’s progression from harmless to
Frankenstein’s monster is a victim of many things throughout the novel, and the reader’s can sympathise with him because of this. The novel’s narrative structure is set out… Wa... ... middle of paper ... ...oks he found he thought they could be friends. This coupled with the monster seeing its own reflection makes it hate itself. The monster got on well with the old man who was blind, but it was only when the rest of the DeLacy family saw him that he was cast out, people still made assumptions on his looks. When the story reverts back to Walton Frankenstein asks Walton to promise him he will stop Frankenstein.
This hatred caused the monster to feel awful and run away in despair. Victor Frankenstein felt that he was justified to give up on his creation because it was ugly. This is completely unfair to the Monster because it has not done anything wrong, yet Victor Frankenstein feels he has the right to immediately turn his back on his creation. This is something that is frowned upon in society, but is sometimes the case. If this betrayal had not have happened, the Monsters nature could have been completely different.
This thinking quickly changed when he realized no one would ever accept him. When society completely ostracizes an individual, they not only feel alone but they feel the need to express their feelings through revenge. The monster shown in Frankenstein is an example of how feelings of rejection can inspire feelings of hatr... ... middle of paper ... ...ty. They are created to explain the unknown and promote a sense of community among some cultures. The evil that is created, from a certain situation and anonymity, can be forgiven and also stopped by the promotion of heroism.
In volume two, we are able to understand the monster’s tale through his own eyes. This creates... ... middle of paper ... ...n Victor fails to keep his promise we sympathise for the monster even more. Shelley inspires sympathy for the monster because he is alienated and unwelcome. She makes the reader feel emotionally charged and involved with the monster’s feelings by the depth of his expression of rejection. Shelley also uses the theme of prejudice against the monster.
However, for most of the time, he felt lonely, neglected and depressed. Evil, anger and resentment corrupted his heart. The monster let his anger and negativity get the best of him, and he acted impulsively because of it. Like Frankenstein, many other people thought that the monster was incapable of having such feelings or emotions, due to his appearance. Many people’s preconceived notions are that the monster lacked any human qualities; unable to think, feel or speak.
Although Victor created the creature physically, society is what shaped him into a monster. He does not intend to kill Victor in revenge for abandoning him in a world that hates him. Instead he hopes after his story Victor will feel responsible and guilty enough to make him a female so he will have someone who understands him and can be happy. In summary, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein shows how rejection and alienation poisons a person 's mind and can turn them into a monster. She follows the creature as it moves from a childlike state of innocence to a very adult like state of experience over the events of the novel.
[He] could hardly believe that so great a good fortune could have befallen [him]” (Shelley 60). Even the monster’s own creator, Victor Frankenstein, quickly considers him to be villainous. Despite that the monster is his own creation and he does not know the monster’s morals... ... middle of paper ... ... monster, who originally has kind intentions, turns into a vengeful monster due to society’s harsh discrimination and prejudice against it. The monster originally has a caring heart, but society negatively judges the monster by its first impression rather than the monster’s kind notions As a result, the monster seeks revenge on both his creator and humanity. The monster composes of human body parts and has human emotions, but his appearance is not human due to society’s criticism of him.