Frankenstein will not tell anyone about his creation because he has no one to pour his emotions out to. This causes the loss of his family, friends,and lover. Until the end, he tells his experience to the force but was never really believed so his tale is only really heard by Robert Walton, an explorer with ambitions as strong as Victor himself. In Shelley's novel, she characterizes Victor Frankenstein and the monster as being isolated to convey their misery. First off, the state of being isolated means to be left alone, set apart from all else.
After her death, her father never forgave her; he alienated her as if she was an orphan. Therefore Shelley makes an urgent request to her readers ... ... middle of paper ... ...ke the monster, the author faced the world nearly alone. Although set side by side, Shelley literally proves that even the slightest guidance from her father made a difference between ending up ordinary or outlandish. In other words, the creature would not have behaved the way he did if he had support from a parent. In conclusion, Shelley’s unparalleled perspective makes practical use of the real experience of an isolated child in Frankenstein through allusions and symbolism to show the catastrophic consequences when the social contract shackling parents and children together is destroyed.
He had to learn to survive, learn that humans will fear him, and learn how to love completely on his own. Victor refused to help him by creating a new monster for him to love. Only a child, he felt alone and desperate for compassion. Victor, afraid of the creature’s power after he created life, abandoned his son. After Victor neglected his creation, he felt terribly alone, “’I was a poor, helpless, miserable wretch; I knew, and could distinguish, nothing; but feeling pain invade me on all sides, I sat down and wept’” (Shelly 72).
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.
Just like Shelley was alone, and abandoned from her family at her early age in life so was the monster, so helpless and feeling useless once being told those hurtful words. Another example of this is when the monster Frankenstein was brought into this world looking for love, but the first and only thing he received was rejection. Victor was scared of what he had created and ran away from his creature, leaving it alone and hurt. (Shelley, 57). Victor never saw the creature with emotions, or simply seeing him as humane.
In Frankenstein, there is really only one evil monster. The monster is Victor Frankenstein. The monster that he creates is nothing more than a misguided child abandoned and rejected by his father and the rest of the world around him. His actions are caused by Victors lack of parenting and compassion towards his son. Compassion and unconditional love is all that the monster tries to get, yet his own father neglects to even look at him in any way other than hatred and disgust.
The difference between Victor and Walton is tat Walton decides to turn back. The monster on the other hand never wanted any fame or glory; his ambition was motivated by the thirst for revenge. Ultimately even Frankenstein, on his deathbed, realized the harsh consequences of his actions. Victor states, "Seek happiness in tranquility, and avoid ambition..." (Shelley 229). Work Cited Shelley, Mary.
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’s childhood is similar to the upbringing of the creature; the Monster doesn’t receive enough nurturing attention from Victor and becomes a barbarous and brutal creature, out of control just as Victor had been while he created the creature. Although the two part immediately, and live separate lives, they think of one another constantly. In addition to the similarities between the two characters’ lives, their emotions mirror one another 's as well. Both the creature and Frankenstein long for sympathy as they continuously reiterate that no one understands them. The Monster tells Frankenstein about his experiences, “I am an unfortunate and deserted creature, I look around and have no relation or friend upon earth… I am full of fears, for if I fail there, I am an outcast in the world forever (Shelley 95).
Why did he not listen to the warnings that people was giving him? Well people were warning Frankenstein not study alchemy and the books that he was studying was trash. So why did he not listen? Well his excuse for not listening to his father was “my father was not scientific, and I was left to struggle with a child’s blindness, added to a student’s thirst for knowledge” (Shelley 21). He basically said that his father did not know anything about science and he did not listen to him because of it.