Victor’s childhood is similar to the upbringing of the creature; the Monster doesn’t receive enough nurturing attention from Victor and becomes a barbarous and brutal creature, out of control just as Victor had been while he created the creature. Although the two part immediately, and live separate lives, they think of one another constantly. In addition to the similarities between the two characters’ lives, their emotions mirror one another 's as well. Both the creature and Frankenstein long for sympathy as they continuously reiterate that no one understands them. The Monster tells Frankenstein about his experiences, “I am an unfortunate and deserted creature, I look around and have no relation or friend upon earth… I am full of fears, for if I fail there, I am an outcast in the world forever (Shelley 95).
He had to learn to survive, learn that humans will fear him, and learn how to love completely on his own. Victor refused to help him by creating a new monster for him to love. Only a child, he felt alone and desperate for compassion. Victor, afraid of the creature’s power after he created life, abandoned his son. After Victor neglected his creation, he felt terribly alone, “’I was a poor, helpless, miserable wretch; I knew, and could distinguish, nothing; but feeling pain invade me on all sides, I sat down and wept’” (Shelly 72).
Dr. Frankenstein was blinded by the fact that he was unable to foresee the effects that a creature could never be fully accepted into the human race. He was ultimately haunted by his own creation. Yet is it his monster’s fault that he doesn’t know right from wrong, or is it Dr. Frankenstein’s fault? Frankenstein is called the creato... ... middle of paper ... ... just a phase, hoping he could get over his work and forget about his creation and all the havoc he had caused. But unfortunately he couldn’t, the monster haunted him and eventually ruined him.
The creature's decline into the hate of all mankind is a ever-present theme throughout this novel and the movie. The decline is a less gradual one in the novel but a decline none the less. In the movie, we see hate for mankind right from the beginning. Can we really blame the creator though? Never even named by his creature, his being of unimportance, and his identity is worthless in the eyes of his creature Frankenstein.
In Frankenstein, the real monster is Victor due to his irresponsibility as a parent and his cruel actions towards his monster. Victor Frankenstein first shows his irresponsibility when he is making the monster. “Frankenstein, who throughout the creation process, works himself into a frenzy of hatred for the monster, abandons the monster upon his first awakening” (Lancaster). Victor Frankenstein hated the monster even before it was alive. “I escaped, and rushed down stairs.
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.
In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the main theme of the story was isolation. Both internal and external consequences were the cause of being isolated from society. Frankenstein began to feel depressed after the creation of the monster and decided to isolate himself from his friends and family. Frankenstein kept his creation a secret from everyone because he was afraid of the consequences. Ironically, Frankenstein was the main problem for all of his sufferings.
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.
The monster was shunned because of his “hideous” appearance. This singular feature was the reason he was beaten by Felix, and almost killed by the man whose daughter he had saved from the river. The monster did not choose to look like this, and there was nothing he could do to change it. The author conveys that society creates the monsters, as no one is born as one. If Frankenstein had cared for the monster, the monster would have had someone to support him and love him.
The two are united by "the closest friendship" ². “Ironically enough, Henry ends up dying by the monster which he ultimately helped Frankenstein hide.” ¹ This is a clear example of Frankenstein’s lack of responsibility. He uses his childhood friend, who was always the... ... middle of paper ... ...nster with all the tools necessary to function and act as a human being, except he gave him no humanity. He hardly looked at the monster, as did many others, and this affected him in ways which resulted in his volatile actions. He went from being benevolent to full of vengeance, all because of his deeprooted hatred for Victor Frankenstein.