After Victor accomplishes his work of genius, with the creation of the monster, he is suddenly filled with terror and hatred towards the hideous being that stands before him. Even after his goal has been attained, he is not pleased, and flees in horror of the monster. This abandonment of the monster by Victor, the creator, builds hatred inside the monster that will soon lead it to destroy everyone who Victor holds dear to his heart. Victor’s quest for creating new life and playing God demonstrates the dangers of seeking knowledge that should not be acquired. Even though Victor is successful in creating a human heart beat with the use of dead human rem... ... middle of paper ... ... accused mankind of being barbaric.
Their relationship is a tumultuous one, mainly due to the fact that Frankenstein created the Monster out of a wish to be some sort of god and be able to play with the balance of life and death. Afterwards, he comes to deeply regret his action and abandons the Monster by throwing him out into the world without any education or guidance. Because of this, throughout the book, the Monster harbors resentment towards Frankenstein and dedicates his life to make Frankenstein’s a living hell. Out of the many horrible things that the Monster did to achieve this goal, the main evil action I will be focusing on is the murder of William, Frankenstein’s younger brother and the framing of his nanny for the murder. After being continually rejected by not only his creator, but countless other humans based only on his gruesome appearance, the Monster decides to exact revenge on humankind and especially on Frankenstein for giving life to such a horrible creature as himself.
When Victor abandons the monster he runs away and tries to forget about his failed creation. It was extremely dangerous for Victor to flee his experiment because the monster soon becomes aggressive with hate and is curious to know why Victor left him; furthermore, the monster becomes obsessed with self-learning and knowledge. Mary Shelly explains in her novel Frankenstein the cause of Victors abandonment was the rage of the monster that he created. The monster’s reaction to his creator is “Was man, indeed, at once so powerful, yet so vicious and base? (119) The monster’s curiosity was similar to his creator’s strive for knowledge.
This is exactly what the creature is if he represents those desires of Victor that cannot be revealed, even to himself. In murdering many people in Victor’s family as well as Clerval, the creature is acting out Victor’s unconscious desire to be free of his family; when Victor is creating the monster, he isolates himself from other human beings and stops responding to his family’s letters (Shelley 36). Up until the creation of the creature, Victor desperately wanted the “glory that would attend the discovery, if [he] could banish disease from the human frame, and render man invulnerable to any but a violent death!” (23). From these intense feelings of wanting to make a mark upon the world by making a huge discovery, springs forth
(Shelley 69) The monster, however, maturely and eloquently urges Victor 's "compassion to be moved" (Shelley69). Because Victor is full of "rage and horror" he wants to destroy his own creation even though victor is playing god in recreation of humanity. They both are to blame due to the fact that Victor created the creature as well as the signs of irresponsibility between the two for the Creature killing people and for Victor trying to recreate
Shelley also uses the theme of prejudice against the monster. This is very powerful because it brings out the reader’s own feelings on prejudice and helps the reader to identify with the monster. Shelley creates an unpleasant background for the monster because she deprives him of childhood and family support. This creates sympathy for the monster because the reader’s own childhood experiences help empathise with him. I think that most sympathy is inspired when the monster starts to hate himself and realise that he will never be accepted: “a wretched outcast I was.”
" (Shelley,139). Victor feels threatened by the monster. The monster is capable of anything, he promises to do anything in his power to make Victor In conclusion, Frankenstein's creature feels isolated throughout the story because of his looks and that his creator doesn't want him. This feeling of having no one soon starts to impact the rest of the events, the monster goes on a killing spree. He burns down De lacey's family's house and threatens to kill Elizabeth Frankenstein.
As a result, the monster can be described as the epitome of the fact that isolation from family and society leads to a pathway of evil and hatred. The catalyst to evil and hatred is isolation from family and society. Shelley successfully proves this in many instances with different characters. With Walton, she showed how his emotional isolation was letting his excessive ambition get the better of him, which ultimately would have resulted in evil and hatred. She evidently proved with Frankenstein that isolation leads to a terrible fate; that being his monster destroyed his family which resulting in him falling onto the roads of evil and hatred by dedicating his last days to seek revenge against the monster.
Subsequently after the creature and Victor’s meeting, Frankenstein promises to create a mate for the creature. One night, Victor sees the creature at the window of his laboratory and immediately destroys his work. The creature is angered because of Victor’s broken promise and threatens his creator: “‘You can blast my other passions, but revenge remains - revenge, henceforth dearer than light or food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery… Man, you shall repent of the injuries you inflict.’” (Shelley 160, 161) Earlier in the novel the creature’s revenge was expansive, directed at Victor and society, but Victor’s broken promise
Victor knows it was the monster, so he feels guilty and decides he must stop the monster’s killing. Victor agrees to meet with the creature where the creature requested Victor make him a mate so he wouldn’t be lonely. Victor refuses, but later attempts. After all the work and madness that he put into the second creature he ends up destroying her. The monster states: “It