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Many readers often think of the creature from Frankenstein as a revolting villain. Readers do not seem to understand the severity of what Victor Frankenstein took from him. His own father, Frankenstein, left the creature for dead. Frankenstein abandoned and victimized his own child; he deserted his child to be forever in solitude. He had to learn to survive, learn that humans will fear him, and learn how to love completely on his own.
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 creature even feels guilt over the innocent people he has killed and the torment he put his creator through. Despite Victor's actions leading the creature to commit evil deeds, the creature finds in himself to feel regret in the end. Throughout most of her novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley establishes a them stating no one can be born evil but the life a person lives turns them evil. The creature becomes a monster everyone believes him to be after continuous rejection and abuse. This is the reason why readers become more sympathetic towards Frankenstein's creation than any other character in the novel.
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Although most people assume that in Frankenstein, the creature was the murderer, the truth is the exact opposite. Victor was the real murderer. He is the murderer when the novel is viewed on three different symbolic levels, as a Romantic novel, Archetype novel, or a Gothic novel. On the romantic level, Victor is the monster because he abandoned the creature and left him to fend for himself. The creature was miserable and simply wanted a companion, but because of the poor behavior and attitude of Frankenstein, it was impossible.
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The monster feels more indeed of betrayal of Victor because what he does to him. The entire tragedy of the novel is cause because of Victor's actions and his purpose In the Novel Victor Frankenstein is a betrayal of life itself because it should be given naturally and not created by a scientist man. The monster is actually the one who is majorly betrayed, he may look like a hideous dangerous monster on the outside but, not one within himself. From the beginning of the novel, Victor betrays the monster, and this betrayal is seen on many levels throughout the novel. More importantly Victor is the reason why most of the deaths were because of his creation.
In this article it states, “Throughout Frankenstein, the reader is left with the feeling that Victor's obsessive desire to defeat nature, through the creation of another life, directly led to the many tragedies that befell him.” That means that due to his irresponsible judging his life starts to go downhill. The monster is now constantly trying to ruin Victor’s life, and he is doing a good job at it. Victor has way too much knowledge. bully or make fun of others due to When one knows too much about good-looks and being mart they think just because they don’t have good clothes or aren’t really smart just by their looks. When one knows everything, they tend to judge when they don’t even know anything about them.