Frankenstein will not tell anyone about his creation because he has no one to pour his emotions out to. This causes the loss of his family, friends,and lover. Until the end, he tells his experience to the force but was never really believed so his tale is only really heard by Robert Walton, an explorer with ambitions as strong as Victor himself. In Shelley's novel, she characterizes Victor Frankenstein and the monster as being isolated to convey their misery. First off, the state of being isolated means to be left alone, set apart from all else.
It is clear that Victor did not intend for the monster to a murderer- he simply wanted to fulfill his dream of creating another life. Victor abandons the monster, which already depicts just how cruel life can be that your own creator cannot find love to give you. The monster is left to venture the streets only to realize how dreadful he really is. His first encounter in the world is to have an old man run away in horror and fright. Once he enters the village, “[they] were roused; some fled, some attacked [him], until, grievously [he was] bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons” (Shelley 123).
The monster is the only character who has compassion even though compassion is never shown to him. Even before he knew had any role models to teach him, the monster shows that he is born with compassion by helping unknown others. His time watching the cottagers taught him what true kindness is. His benevolent actions of helping the cottagers without them knowing proves that he did not need to learn compassion from a creator. The monster is horrified to learn that his good nature does not show on his physical appearance, and he was “...unable to believe that it was indeed [the monster] who was reflected in the mirror; and when [he] became fully convinced that [he] was in reality the monster [he] was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification.”(Shelley 417).
The Creature was suppose to be the "look at" of the town; he was a creation from pure knowledge and dedication. Instead, he was a hideous creature who people were afraid of. Since civilians were afraid of the Creature, they treated him very poorly and with such disrespect all because of the way he looked. The Creature technically started out as a child being re-born and learning life as he goes along so he had no clue about the world when he stepped foot outside of Victor 's apartment. The Creature was not the "hot shot" of the town, he was just the run-away-from guy.
Therefore, Dr. Frankenstein becomes dehumanized and obsess with revenge. He could only feel his pain after all his family died, but never think of the creature’s desperation. The creature, with no bindings and no belongings, is on its own the whole life. As its creator, Dr. Frankenstein gives no love to it, but leave it cruelly. He could never understand why the creature take revenge on him because he is a narcissist.
There was no one left to provide the creature with companionship and was forced to isolate himself from society once again. When the family moved out of their cottage, the creature decided to go on his own adventure and seek out his creator. Upon doing so, the creature encountered a young girl who was about to drown near a lake. When the creature successfully saved the little girl, an older man confronted the creature and shot him in the shoulder. Because of what happened, the creature explained to Frankenstein that his, “...daily vows rose for revenge-a deep deadly revenge, such as would alone compensate for the outrages and anguish [he] had endured.” (Shelley 61).
At first sight, his creator rejects him. The monster tries to integrate himself into society, only to be shunned universally. When the creature goes to the village, he is attacked because of his horrifying appearance. He assists a group of poor peasants and saves a girl from drowning, but because of his outward looks, he is rewarded only with beatings and disgust. The monster is left to live his life with no help from his creator after being abandoned.
The monster hoped to gain friendship from the old man and eventually his children. He knew that it could have been possible because the old man was blind; he could not see the monster's repulsive characteristics. But fate was against him and the "wretched" had barely conversed with the old man before his children returned from their journey and saw a monstrous creature at the foot of their father attempting to do harm to the helpless elder. "Felix darted forward, and with supernatural force tore [the creature] from his father..." (129). Felix's action caused great inner pain to the monster.
He also had the help of Miggery Sow. The creature never had anyone to lend an ear to, or to help him in his time of need. “The Tale of Despereaux” and “Frankenstein” both illustrate how two characters that begin as innocent beings and are turned into true monsters because they were judged too quickly on their appearance alone, or because of a stereotype they were prematurely labeled as. Both of these stories teach a valuable lesson of not judging others before meeting them and tells of two good hearts become damaged because of society’s prejudices. Works Cited <“The Tale of Despereaux”; Dir.
The creature never had an inclination to be murderous, and “becomes violent only after he is repeatedly rejected by society” (Nocks). Failing to win companionship by attempting to understand people and learning their language, he turns to his creator. The monster explains that he is just like the people who hate him, with the same desires and emotions. After developing all these ideas of society and emotions, he learns that there is no way for him to express them. Following his many attempts to fit into the world, he realizes that he will never be accepted by humans, and vows to destroy all of mankind.