Victor’s loneliness leaves him devoid of purpose and determination, a shell of a human whose essence has been entirely obliterated. Even so, if Victor had not created this unnecessary monster, his family and friends would not have been strangled by his creation. By creating this wretched being, Victor fabricates his own downfall and forces his own seclusion in Frankenstein. To conclude, in Frankenstein, the theme of creation and destruction is portrayed and shapes both Victor and the monster. Due to Victor’s and humanity’s hatred and abandonment of the being, the creation strangles Victor’s brother, best friend, and wife.
The monster struggled to obtain love or acceptance from anyone throughout his lifetime, though it is what he craved the most. In response to this disappointment, the monster reverted to threats and brutal behavior. He named Victor as the source of his pain, as he was the creator that brought him into this world only to leave him alone to suffer. In search of his creator for revenge, the monster came across Victor’s younger brother William. After making the connection between the two, the monster first killed William then planted the evidence on Victor’s family friend, Justine; leading to the murder of two of Victor’s close ones.
Victor finds out his brother was murdered and believes his monster is responsible. Later, Victor encounters his monster. The monster tells Victor his story. He tells how humans run from him in fear and how he became attached to a human family that he secretly watched, but the family rejected him. He tells how he decided to get revenge on the human race and Frankenstein’s family, so he killed Victor’s brother.
After years of hard work, he is finally able to create life, but the monster he created is so hideous and wretched that he cannot bear to look at him and runs away from the monster. Because of the rejection the monster faces from other people, he seeks revenge on his creator by killing Frankenstein’s younger brother. Frankenstein, knowing from the beginning only his monster could do such a thing, only thinks vengeful thoughts. On his encounter with the monster, the monster tells Frankenstein to create him a partner that would live with the monster so he wouldn’t be alone. After denying this request the monster kills Frankenstein’s best friend and wife.
After her death, her father never forgave her; he alienated her as if she was an orphan. Therefore Shelley makes an urgent request to her readers ... ... middle of paper ... ...ke the monster, the author faced the world nearly alone. Although set side by side, Shelley literally proves that even the slightest guidance from her father made a difference between ending up ordinary or outlandish. In other words, the creature would not have behaved the way he did if he had support from a parent. In conclusion, Shelley’s unparalleled perspective makes practical use of the real experience of an isolated child in Frankenstein through allusions and symbolism to show the catastrophic consequences when the social contract shackling parents and children together is destroyed.
In Frankenstein, the real monster is Victor due to his irresponsibility as a parent and his cruel actions towards his monster. Victor Frankenstein first shows his irresponsibility when he is making the monster. “Frankenstein, who throughout the creation process, works himself into a frenzy of hatred for the monster, abandons the monster upon his first awakening” (Lancaster). Victor Frankenstein hated the monster even before it was alive. “I escaped, and rushed down stairs.
At first the Monster never intended to hurt anyone, but continuously being made fun of by every human that he ran into took a toll on his mental state. He knew that the only way to get Frankenstein’s attention was kill someone that he loved. It started off with his brother, William. Then Justine, the family servant, was the one framed and was executed for “killing” William. Henry Clerval, Frankenstein’s best friend, and last his wife and cousin Elizabeth were killed throughout the book in hopes of getting Frankenstein to create another creature like the Monster.
Unfortunately, the monster shows up on Frankenstein’s wedding night and kills his wife. After this last foul action, the creature does not try to acclimate with mankind. In sum, the monster was born in a grown man’s body and was abandoned at the moment of its existence. All he wanted was a companion and to not be in the world alone, but that did not happen. Resultantly, he lashes out at his creator and kills some of Victor’s close family and friends.
After a very long time he walked into the cottage when only the blind old man was there and tried to befriend him. He was very persuasive until the children and the woman returned. The boy attacked the Monster. He could have killed the boy, but, out of love, ran. The family soon moved leaving the Monster so incredibly depressed and heart-broken that he suddenly hated the human kind.
Frankenstein was too swept up in the idea of bringing an inanimate object to life to realise that what he was creating a monster. 'Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room' ... ... middle of paper ... ...rief, as Frankenstein's death gives him the reality that he now has no one, his creator died hating him wishing him death. He has nothing to live for, his revenge is complete and because of this he wants forgiveness, but it is too late. My sympathies have changed throughout the novel, at first they lay with the monster as Frankenstein was neglectful to his family whilst creating the monster, then neglectful to the monster when created, and also goes on to neglect his duties to save Justine's life. However, Frankenstein's development into a more courageous character, and the monsters conscious decision to become a killer, means my final sympathies lie with Frankenstein.