If having his own creator reject him wasn’t enough isolation, he is soon shunned and hated by society. They all look at him as evil from the assumption of his physical appearance. Since humans cannot accept him for his appearance, the monster demands Victor to “create a female for... whom [he] can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for [his] being” (Shelley 174). His search for friends, and even family, fails, leaving the monster with vengeance against Victor and
Frankenstein says, “I never saw a more interesting creature: his eyes have generally an expression of wildness… he is generally melancholy and despairing” (Shelley 51). Frankenstein’s hate and lack of respect for his own creation represents the shallowness of society. When Victor uses words like “wildness” and “creature”, he connotes that he sees the monster as nothing more than an animal. Animals live in the wild and have wildness about them because they only know survival. Victor does not think the monster possesses any human like qualities otherwise he would not regret creating him.
The creature’s life began when he was reanimated by none other than Victor Frankenstein who proceeded to not only be horrified by the creature’s mere existence, but also punished it with isolation. Victor wanted nothing to do with the thing he had created and was appalled by the “yellow skin [that] scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath” and the “watery eyes” that appeared yellow and fierce (Shelley 42). Due to the fear Victor had of his creation, he resented it. He believed he would not be alone in his fear as “no mortal could support the horror” of what he had made (Shelley 43). Because of this, he rejects his monster and send... ... middle of paper ... ...he world, but finally he is accepted by De Lacey, the blind man.
Victor abandoned him due to his looks and fear while the world just did it naturally. The creature never asked to be brought back to life, so Victor was the cause of his misery. The monster just went along with his instincts but the relationship between the two became war. In conclusion, loneliness is an important theme in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. Being alone differs from being lonely.
After Frankenstein creates his creature, he is so frightened and disgusted by the creature?s appearance that he abandons it. In conclusion, Frankenstein abandons his creature because of its appearance. To the creature, Frankenstein is his father and when he left him, he felt neglected and abandoned. The creature did not know how to take care of himself and was given no direction or leadership. He left not knowing where he would go or how he would survive.
Frankenstein’s isolation resulted in his creation of his monster. From the very beginning of his life the monster had been isolated. By nature, the monster was kind and loving, however his isolation directly led him to evil “Everywhere I see bliss, from which I alone am irrevocably excluded. I was benevolent and good -- misery made me a fiend.” Throughout the story the monster is often seen in situations where he attempts to associate with man with the hopes that man will acclimate to him despite his horrifying appearance. Regardless of his good intentions and actions, the monster was isolated from society as well as Frankenstein- his
Compassion and empathy are often described as human-kind's greatest quality. Yet, many things can distract or overpower our compassion to allow room for things like cruelty, selfishness, and the need for vengeance. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein has no compassion for his creation; however, his creation is born with large amounts of compassion, but Frankenstein ignores and abuses his monster. Victor’s lack of compassion towards the monster, makes the monster lose his own compassion in a need for vengeance to make his abuser feel the same pain he does. The monster is the only character who has compassion even though compassion is never shown to him.
In reality alienation causes the evil side of you to become visible. In Frankenstein, the monster becomes evil because civilization rejected due to its anatomy and its ugly face. All he wants is to be accepted by everyone and most importantly by Victor. Victor never took the chance to know the monster because the moment the monster became alive, he ran away out of fear. Instead of facing what he created, he disappeared like a coward without thinking about the damage inflicted onto the monster.
The monster is forced to learn to survive on his own, without anyone or anything to guide him along the way. Plus, the monster’s ugly looks cause society to turn against him, ad... ... middle of paper ... ...ou, Clerval, my friend, my benefactor—’” (Shelley 129). Victor feels guilty for the actions of his creation but is too much of a coward to confess to anyone about what he has done. His selfishness and secrecy cause his friends to suffer and also make him a tragic hero within the novel. In conclusion, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein shows readers how irresponsibility and the excessive need for knowledge can cause suffering among others as well as oneself.