After Victor rejects the monster, he meets a family that brings out his sensitive side. When these people reject him, the creature destroys everything in sight. "I was like a wild beast that had broken the toils, destroying the objects that obstructed me and ranging through the wood with a staglike swiftness"(121). The innocent Justine is accused of a murder, committed by the creature, and dies, therefore increasing Victor's feelings of guilt and his need for revenge. Victor makes it his mission to destroy the monster, who has been ruining his life.
Victor finds out his brother was murdered and believes his monster is responsible. Later, Victor encounters his monster. The monster tells Victor his story. He tells how humans run from him in fear and how he became attached to a human family that he secretly watched, but the family rejected him. He tells how he decided to get revenge on the human race and Frankenstein’s family, so he killed Victor’s brother.
The monster struggled to obtain love or acceptance from anyone throughout his lifetime, though it is what he craved the most. In response to this disappointment, the monster reverted to threats and brutal behavior. He named Victor as the source of his pain, as he was the creator that brought him into this world only to leave him alone to suffer. In search of his creator for revenge, the monster came across Victor’s younger brother William. After making the connection between the two, the monster first killed William then planted the evidence on Victor’s family friend, Justine; leading to the murder of two of Victor’s close ones.
He burns down De lacey's family's house and threatens to kill Elizabeth Frankenstein. He ends killing William and Elizabeth which were both his creator's family. Because his Victor Frankenstein didn't give him love and care and because people had judged him by his physical appearance, he
The abomination then enacts his revenge by strangling the people who mean the most to Victor: his brother William, his best friend Henry Clerval, and his wife Elizabeth. Also, the wretch plots evidence for William’s murder on Justine, the family servant. Furthermore, the monster claims that, “from that moment I declared everlasting war against him who had formed me and sent me forth to this insupportable misery” (Shelley 121). The monster acts in such a way due to Victor’s refusal to create him a female monster with whom he could live and grow with. Normal society neglects the monster, so he feels as though that if a female wretch was created for him, he would become jovial and sociable, regardless of his grotesque appearance that both Victor and humanity scorn him
All of these examples are in the novel which just proves that Shelley wrote a gothic novel. Shelley uses supernatural and scary elements to set up a bridge between the natural world and the supernatural world. Whenever someone is dealing with raising the dead people will be scared. Shelley brings together science and fear when creating this aspect of gothic literature. Frankenstein creating the creature is huge when setting up the “Supernatural and natural world”, this scene is pivotal because it makes the creature seem like he is already
The monster was longing for love, and since no one loved him, he became very violent. He ended up killing Victor’s brother and best friend out of pure revenge (Shelley, 193). Anytime the monster tried to help people, he was bea... ... middle of paper ... ... takes him in. In the end, Edward is yet again left alone, just like Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s monster. Edward Scissorhands explores all of the traits that Frankenstein explores in the Gothic style, including the dark, eerie mood, and so called “scary” figure (Hogle, 210).
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. Upon deciding this, the Monster decides to go to his hometown and l... ... middle of paper ... ... her beauty but knew that she would reject him as everyone else did, so he went on to frame her anyways. This shows that it was not lack of reflection that caused the Monster to commit this evil act, but the reflection process only served to help him justify why he should go through with the crimes. As he committed the acts, his heart no longer rebelled as it once did and he was overcome with “exultation and hellish triumph” (Shelley, pg. 378).
Victor Frankenstein views his creation as a disgrace to society and believes that it was born evil. Right when the monster was created, Victor couldn’t bare to see his face and what he had made. The evidence of his violence can be seen when he kills William, Henry, and Elizabeth. During his death, the monster says “...this death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment and destroy him” (Shelley 122). The monster is exhibited exploding in a burst of anger and killing an innocent sibling of Victor.
Another example is when the creature murders Victor’s younger brother William. When “It” learned that William “[belonged] … to [his] enemy… Frankenstein” he decided that William would be his “first victim”(pg 146). Once again the creature’s obsession over Victor caused his actions. If William had not had a relationship with Victor then the creature may have treated him like he did with Felix. But, knowing this connection, he felt that he had to take action somehow.