Sometimes it is easier not to know what you are missing, than to realize what you had once it is taken away. The monster of Frankenstein suffered endless trails of bitter rejection which lead to his final rejection of Victor. His original lack of knowledge ignited a curiosity which played a pivotal role in his downfall. Satan, though a prideful character, also suffered a rejection that drove him to seek revenge on his creator. Curiosity enabled Satan to tempt Adam and Eve to turn away from God.
The creature forewarns Victor of what could happen if Victors decides not to comply with the monsters demands: “Have a care; I will work at your destruction, nor finish until I desolate your heart, so that you shall curse the hour of your birth” (131). The creature realizes that he has power and is currently ... ... middle of paper ... ... completely anti-heroes either. They have both perpetrated evil against one another, and both of the characters have suffered so until it is hard not to express sympathy toward them. Victor comes to conclusion near the end that the real enemy is ambition: “Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition, even if it be only the apparently innocent, one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries. (200).
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.
Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein centers around a creator who rejects his own creation. The plot thickens as Victor Frankenstein turns his back on his creation out of fear and regret. The monster is cast out alone to figure out the world and as a result of a life with no love, he turns evil. Shelley seems to urge the reader to try a relate with this monster and avoid just seeing him as an evil being beyond repentance. There is no doubt that the monster is in fact evil; however, the monster’s evilness stems from rejection from his creator.
In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley mocks society when she makes the monster very gentle and then turns him into the monster people see him as. She also shows the themes of obsession with vengeance and the quest for knowledge when Frankenstein creates the monster then abandons him triggering revenge within the monster. Victor creates the monster with thoughts to change the world, but instead he ends up putting his loved ones in danger. He seeks revenge on the monster he creates causing further conflict. The monster is the good one in the book but even he seeks knowledge about who he is, and why he is here, but that does not end well and he relies on his destructive nature to find the answers causing both pain and grief on those around him and on himself.
He saw Adams loneliness and granted him a mate. The creature asks Frankenstein for a companion as a last chance to become happy and good hearted. Victor destroys his hope and brings more tragedy among him by doing so. God creates all things good, Victor took his Job as a creator and his creation became malignant because unlike God he was ashamed of his creation. From that point on the creatures’ heart becomes cold and makes sure to destroy his creator.
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.
Shelley gives us an idea of the sympathy that Frankenstein might feel for the creature even though he neglects him. The creature confronts Victor demanding his attention and expressing his needs. I feel a lot of sympathy for the creature based on him being able to forgive Victor for abandoning him and being able to communicate with him. A perfect reason why Frankenstein refuses to grant the creature what he wishes is when he tells the creature: "your evil passions will be renewed, and you will then have a companion to aid you in the task of destruction" (Shelley 140). I think that this is a good reason why Frankenstein doesn't want to grant the creature's wish.
I will revenge my injuries; if I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear, and chiefly towards you my arch-enemy, because my creator, do I swear inextinguishable hatred. Have a care; I will work at your destruction, nor finish until I desolate your heart, so that you shall curse the hour of your birth." (Shelley, 175). After being treated with disrespect and as a terrifying outcast by so many people he eventually became a sadistic monster. Frankenstein’s creature is finally starting to experience some evil villainous thoughts.
Victor is so furious with the creature that he dedicates the rest of his life to hunt down the evil creature before he can destroy any more of his family. Shelley uses the themes of human relationships and revenge to illustrate the need for everyone to have a companion. The creature is so unwanted by society that he despises Victor for creating him to be so hideous. As a result of the creature’s revenge, he becomes very malicious. All the creature wants is someone to love him so that he does not have to be alone.