He creates monster that is responsible for the death of his good friend and his beloved wife. Because of the horrible news of the death of Victor’s wife, Victor’s father dies. Another important character is the monster. The monster’s life is also sad. Because of his appalling appearance, humans are afraid of him, so he is forced to be alone.
`Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?’” (Shelley 111). The monster is shocked that his sole purpose was to bring glory to Frankenstein, but now his creator considers him to be a regretful mistake. Like being abandoned by a parent, he is filled with rage and dejection after hearing how his creator wishes to have nothing to do with him. After hearing it was a “hateful day” when he “received life,” the monster goes on to question his worth and reason for existing.
Frankenstein In the novel ‘Frankenstein’ Mary Shelley Portrays a Monster. The view of the monster is hideous. In the beginning he was childlike, kind and helpful but with the time he gains knowledge he becomes miserable. Mary Shelley writes about the monster to express her views about knowledge and the changes it can bring. In the 19th century with the industrial revolution there were negative effects.
He burns down De lacey's family's house and threatens to kill Elizabeth Frankenstein. He ends killing William and Elizabeth which were both his creator's family. Because his Victor Frankenstein didn't give him love and care and because people had judged him by his physical appearance, he
From the moment the monster is created, he is looked at as disgusting and horrific. His own creator, Victor, looked at him when he finished with “breathless horror…disgust filled [his] heart. Unable to endure the aspect of the being [he] had created” (Shelley 59). Victors runs from his own creation, leaving the newborn monster confused and alone. If having his own creator reject him wasn’t enough isolation, he is soon shunned and hated by society.
Also, throughout Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor finds himself literally alone when the monster he created, murders th... ... middle of paper ... ...s! "(Shelley 128) Victor clearly informs us that all this time he spent wasting his knowledge on death and science rather than being out into the world, he was busy wasting it on hatred. On the other hand, the Monster had no say in his isolation. Victor abandoned him due to his looks and fear while the world just did it naturally.
He then grows ill from all his obsessive work nearing death but only to be restored by a gentle friend. The creature then goes on to kill Frankenstein’s little brother in revenge and frames a loved family friend. With all the darkness the author shows more effects of Frankenstein’s actions with the death of his best friend followed by the death of his newly married wife, and later to have his father die of a broken heart leaving Frankenstein utterly alone only with revenge on his mind. Frankenstein has successfully created a living being from dead matter, he creates his monster as he views 8 feet tall to be the “perfect man”. The main character is immediately repulsed by his work and rejects it upon its first breath.
Both Frankenstein and his creation go through several different episodes of abandonment. Frankenstein abandons his family, his creation, and his homeland. The monster abandons his non-evil state of mind, and then society. Young Victor abandons his monster because of its wretchedness. What began as a man ends up a mockery, and a “hideous being of gigantic structure”(Tropp 62).
Additionally, Shelley’s creation of the monster in her novel could be seen to reveal the toxic effect of a world without female influences. Finally, Victor Frankenstein’s creation of his monster may have been to reveal the detrimental effects isolation can have on any living being. Thus it is revealed that Mary Shelley’s novel, through the creation of the monster, has many allegories to comment on society’s condition. Firstly, it is significant to observe the initial depiction of the monster and the dialogue with his creator, Victor Frankenstein, to understand Shelley’s comment on the harmful effects of a negative relationship and the significance of the monster’s portrayal. It is understood that the monster’s physical appearance in the novel is created to represent an object of terror, which is an integral element of the gothic genre.
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.