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.
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. He thought that he could keep everyone safe if he were to not tell them about the monster, however, everyone died because he wanted to keep everyone from the truth.
The monster searches for love and friendship, and he fails at finding it. Victor isolates himself from the rest of society because of his obsession to create life. During the time he was isolated, Victor became very ill. For Victor, isolation has a very negative effect. The Monster is isolated for two reasons. First, Victor abandons him, which creates an isolation from the Monster's "father".
He never had the choice if his creator was going to abandon him because of his outward ugliness. Paula R. Feldman recognizes this forced isolation, saying, “Frankenstein is accepted by society but chooses isolation, his Creature is an outcast but yearns for companionship… formed only by the cruelty and neglect of society” (Feldman 69). The creature is an outlier of society, but never by choice, and, unlike his creator, who chooses to separate himself from everything in his life, the monster did not have the opportunity to experience life before being forced into solitude. The creature is often is “confined within a state of lonely and insuperable incommunicability” (Schmid 19). 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.
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.
This creature is left abandoned to find a way to survive without the help of society. He is alienated with unfulfilled desires such as friendship, acceptance, and companionship. These desires turn into revenge against his creator when he cannot be accepted by the society. As the monster deals with the unjust criticism of society he struggles to gain acceptance. Once he is exposed to the cruel society he starts to crave the want of acceptance.
Felix's action caused great inner pain to the monster. He knew that his dream of living with them "happily ever after" would not happen. After that bitter moment, the monster believed that "...the human senses are insurmountable barriers to our union [with the monster]" (138) and with the De Lacey encounter still fresh in his mind along with his first encounter of humans, he declared war on the human race. The wicked being's source of hatred toward humans originates from his first experiences with humans. In a way, the monster started out with a child-like innocence that was eventually shattered by being constantly rejected by society time after time.
He could never understand why the creature take revenge on him because he is a narcissist. In the article, “Narcissism and Empathy in Young Offenders and Non-offenders”, author Erica G. Hepper explains that, “Although narcissistic individuals depend on other people’s praise and respect to feed their ego, they lack communal motivation and fail to consider the effect they have on others” (201). Dr. Frankenstein never care to think of what might happen to the creature after he rejects it. What he cares is he could not bear to look at the creature, so he just runs away. And now, Dr. Frankenstein decides to take revenge on the creature that all its miseries are caused by himself.
Victor abandoned him due to his looks and fear while the world just did it naturally. The creature never asked to be brought back to life, so Victor was the cause of his misery. The monster just went along with his instincts but the relationship between the two became war. In conclusion, loneliness is an important theme in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. Being alone differs from being lonely.
Essentially, the doom (their death) of both Gregor and the monster is characterized when they no longer fit in society. Gregor can no longer provide for the family just as the monster is not allowed to integrate with the people. It is because of the evil of human nature that both characters face the