H... ... middle of paper ... ...creature must not have hated Frankenstein during the whole chase and later, depressing times in Frankenstein’s life. The boy only wanted attention from his father. The scene of greatest depiction of Frankenstein’s gluttonous, self-indulgent negligence is that of his child’s first moments of life. It takes but a night to steer his creature to the path of destructive apathy. Frankenstein has no care for those around him, and should never have been given the secret to life, considering his lack of interest in family and his obvious disregard for the laws of nature, creating life; and of man, withholding information of a dangerous being.
Victor’s absence in his life since the monster’s childhood is what initiated is behaviors. From then on, society’s rejection as well as his own creator’s ignorance furthered the monster’s desire for vengeance. Victor abandoning him, the lack of parental figures in his life, and the lack of “family” kept it in the monster’s head that he would never be accepted. After realizing that his creator didn’t want him he attempted to find happiness and love elsewhere but was rejected from society. Everyone was mortified of his appearance and that made it impossible for him to feel normal.
Despite their similar circumstances, the monster and Pinkie have differing feelings about companionship and express different levels of guilt, attitudes which reveal that the monster is more pitiable than Pinkie. Tragic family backgrounds propel the monster and Pinkie toward their future evil actions. Because the monster was created from human corpses, his creator views him with disgust. The monster’s deformities “forever barred” him from experiencing the sensations a normal man would enjoy (Shelley 217). This isolation renders the monster incapable of developing proper relationships with man, leaving the monster “miserable” (144).
The creature in "Frankenstein" is first wrongly judged by his own creator which sparks the hatred he has of all humans by the end of the novel. He is abandoned by the one who made him and is left confused and clueless. The creature quickly learns many things, most definite though, the unjust prejudice people have towards him because of his unfortunate ugliness. His hopelessness and hatred of humans is solidified when he learns of his creator's feelings of disgust towards him. When speaking to his creator he explains, "instead of threatening, I am content to reason with you.
The creature wants nothing more than to be accepted by society, and does not receive the affection and relationships that a child should be provided with. He lost the connection with his father right from creation, but never could truly understand why he was abandoned. The creature realizes he will never be accepted by mankind, and wants Victor to make him a companion. He swears revenge on Victor, and displays his disdain for his forced isolation by killing anyone who was close to Victor, including Elizabeth. The acts of violence committed by the monster are a direct effect of having no true relationships, considering that if he had these, he would better understand human interaction, and would not have acted out against Victor in
With this pursuit of knowledge, not only did Victor isolate himself from society but also from those who loved him, such as his fiancée Elizabeth and his father. However, it is with this knowledge and ambition, that winds up destroying him and those closest to him. His project he felt would better human kind and possibly make a name for himself, which is ironic because he brought only evil to society and death to his name. Frankenstein is so caught up in his work and his yearning to be remembered for all time that he does not think about what will happen after life is breathed into this being. After his creation comes to life, he refuses to accept his obligation as the creator to his creation.
The creature’s evil nature does not acquit a victim since the beast calls for fellow devils, Satan and his confidantes to reassure and respect him. The beast also confesses that he is lonely and disliked (Shelley 105). The creature’s confession indicates the impact prejudice can have on a victim. Though he conducts monstrous acts, the reader still views him as a victim of circumstance in a society that treated the creature inhumanely due to his physical attribute. Such snap judgment based on appearance made the creature snap.
He abhorred his creature, became terrified of it, and fled his responsibilities” (p9). By showing the parallels between Victor and the creature, the author suggests that both may be monsters in their own way, and the readers’ confusion confirms it. Throughout the novel, Shelley explores the idea of conception of a life without sin, and its ultimate futility. Humans are flawed no matter how or when they come into this world. Even though humans are all made in God’s image and likeness, they are not born perfect.
Isolation and alienation of one's own choice and others can lead to the dehumanization of a human. In Kafka’s short novel, The Metamorphosis, the character Gregor Samsa experiences isolation and alienation. Gregor is never recognized by his family for his efforts, but is instead taken for granted. The moment he becomes a bug, his family begins to realize that they could no longer rely on him for support. Due to Gregor’s loss of usefulness and his hideous outer appearance, it leads to isolation and alienation.
Because of this, he rejects his monster and send... ... middle of paper ... ...he world, but finally he is accepted by De Lacey, the blind man. Victor Frankenstein rejects his creation simply because of fear and cowardice when it comes to the monster. The brother and sister, Felix and Agatha exemplify the creature’s isolation as well by not allowing the creature a chance to prove his worth. The creature still remains isolated in the big picture; however, because even society finds ways to reject him even before he can properly understand how it works. De Lacey provides a brief repose for the creature’s isolation when he welcomes the monster in without taking his appearance into consideration, providing the monster with a small glimmer of hope for his future.