A person with no mate is miserable, doomed to spend his life without pleasure or company. A man who is thrown out by those he deems his fellow creatures, lives a mean life, alone with infinite misery. Any creature that is demoted to this degree of torment is deserving of our sympathy. The monster is driven to his misery, and because of his anguish, transforms from a docile, loving creature, into a vicious, malevolent animal bent on revenge. Frankenstein’s monster was a victim of circumstance, and so deserves our sympathy.
Personal choice showed no mercy to Victor for his fiendish actions, and punished him for severely for them. The punishment he received was entirely deserved due to the way he treated his creation. Victor was relentless in the way that he treated his creation and because of this suffered deeply. Victor learned how deadly personal choice was the hard way as he watched helplessly as everyone that he loved died before his very eyes. His choices caused him to go mad with grief, and to be filled with the need for revenge when in fact he should have realized that he only had himself to blame.
Such enduring and steady refection transformed the Creature into a genuine beast and the vindictive killer of little William. The animal was not conceived a beast but rather the contempt of men made him one. Everybody he swung to detested him, despised to no end. Also, when he swung to Frankenstein asking for a mate he heard the words that slaughtered the last "additions of trust" in the profundity of his heart: "Fiend do you set out approach me? Be gone, despicable creepy crawly!
The creature describes how he was harassed “until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons”(74). The creature is rejected by everyone he encounters, his wretched appearance sentencing him to be an outcast. The monster is also a scapegoat since he is hated by all and rejected because everyone believes the monster is devilish and incapable of benevolent deeds. The humans the creature encounter all attack him due to their prejudice and belief that he will harm them; the monster thus is forced to suffer for things he never did or planned to do. Furthermore, the creature does everything in his power to make Victor miserable, making him the villain of the tale.
From that point on the creatures’ heart becomes cold and makes sure to destroy his creator. When Victor dies the creature repents for the damage that he has done and would live with continuing pain till his death. “…My agony was still superior to thine; for the bitter sting of remorse will not cease to rankle in my wounds until death shall close them forever” (380). William Frankenstein is the younger brother and ... ... middle of paper ... ...erstood that the real monster was his ambition which led to his overall tragedy. He died miserable because of his pride; one could say he is selfish because when creating the creature he did not think of the benefit of others.
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.
The main lesson he learned was how mean man could be. Man abused the creature because he was a monster to them. Later on, the creature began to hate himself and his creator for the way he was made. “Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant, but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property. I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome; I was not even of the same nature as man.
To the society and Victor he was but to the viewer, he was only a helpless creator who lost his way. Victor Frankenstein shows that experimenting with the work of God or nature is immoral and will only end in corruption. No one can play God. The movie shows that a person who chases notoriety for his or her own personal intentions may find the consequences of their actions to be truly demoralizing, causing him to become the monster more than his creation. His faults in his creation lead to his demise.
One part in the novel that displays this is when the monster speaks its true feeling towards victor and talks about how “unfeeling [and] heartless” he was for “[casting] [it] abroad” after giving “It” “perceptions” that the world was a “[passionate]” and understanding place (pg 229). Because of this, the monster went in the world thinking that “it” would be accepted. When he failed to connect to the humans, he automatically blamed Victor for his perils. Like when a parent helps a child with their homework but it ends up being wrong, the child then blames the parent for it. Another example is when the creature murders Victor’s younger brother William.
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.