Victor discovers the secret of life and creates an large, ugly, and frightening monster to life. Shelley states how Frankenstein creates the monster with old body parts that come from the dead. The monster enters life to this world at a height of eight feet tall and enormously strong but with a mind of a newborn.Victor keeps his creation of the monster a secret to everyone including his future fiance, Elizabeth Lavenza. As time passed, Frankenstein felt guilty and ashamed. Victor could not believe what he had done and abandons the monster because he's confused.
What qualifies a creature to be a monster? When the movie Frankenstein came out, monsters were usually big and scary animals that terrified everyone that walked in their path. They were creatures that generally behaved monstrously, doing things that were against society norms and had no consideration for the safety of others. Perhaps looking beyond the physical appearance of a “monster” and just looking at their actions one might see Dr. Frankenstein as a monster himself. Frankenstein was a story about a man who created an individual which led his life to failure and death, because of his desire to play which nature, and attempting the role of God.
The parable of Frankenstein is that in seeking to represent himself, he created a monster which is a depiction of how he truly feels about humanity. His view of humanity is distorted, when he created a gigantic monster that didn’t look human but had the intellect of one. This gigantic monster was created in order to symbolize the distortion of man’s fears in other humans. Most of the novel focuses on the distorted world of the creature. He lives in a home that never feels like home.
Frankenstein sees the creation as if he were the devil when the creature tries to make an effort to embrace him (Mellor Mary Shelley 357). When he sees ... ... middle of paper ... ...rced him to be. ?I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend? (Shelley 95). Although most people assume that in Frankenstein, the creature was the murderer, the truth is the exact opposite.
Also, throughout Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor finds himself literally alone when the monster he created, murders th... ... middle of paper ... ...s! "(Shelley 128) Victor clearly informs us that all this time he spent wasting his knowledge on death and science rather than being out into the world, he was busy wasting it on hatred. On the other hand, the Monster had no say in his isolation. Victor abandoned him due to his looks and fear while the world just did it naturally.
[He] could hardly believe that so great a good fortune could have befallen [him]” (Shelley 60). Even the monster’s own creator, Victor Frankenstein, quickly considers him to be villainous. Despite that the monster is his own creation and he does not know the monster’s morals... ... middle of paper ... ... monster, who originally has kind intentions, turns into a vengeful monster due to society’s harsh discrimination and prejudice against it. The monster originally has a caring heart, but society negatively judges the monster by its first impression rather than the monster’s kind notions As a result, the monster seeks revenge on both his creator and humanity. The monster composes of human body parts and has human emotions, but his appearance is not human due to society’s criticism of him.
The murder that had resulted from this creation was absolutely in every way Victor Frankenstein’s fault. In the novel, Mary Shelly portrays the Monster as a mere newborn that had no sense of what was right or what was wrong. The Frankenstein Monster was born by a spark, rising up eight feet tall and abnormally strong. The Monster, after being abandoned by Victor tried to involve itself in society, but strangely was rejected. The confused creature looked at himself and noticed it was his grotesque appearance that made him repulsive to every person that crossed paths with him.
Many readers often think of the creature from Frankenstein as a revolting villain. Readers do not seem to understand the severity of what Victor Frankenstein took from him. His own father, Frankenstein, left the creature for dead. Frankenstein abandoned and victimized his own child; he deserted his child to be forever in solitude. He had to learn to survive, learn that humans will fear him, and learn how to love completely on his own.
The depthlessness of society is represented throughout by selfishness and fear, as well as retaliation. Early in the novel, a scientist named Victor Frankenstein treats his creation worse than anyone. He does not give the monster a fair chance, before he knows anything about the monster he regrets creating artificial life. Victor sees his monster and is astounded by him at first, then, triggered by appearance and early observation, hates his creation and only sees evil. Frankenstein says, “I never saw a more interesting creature: his eyes have generally an expression of wildness… he is generally melancholy and despairing” (Shelley 51).
Shelley’s monster in Frankenstein definitely learned to be evil. He longed for a normal life with a family who loved him; yet, he never got what he wanted. Instead he was met with disgust by all of humankind. His creator, Victor Frankenstein, did not even see his own fault in the situation. He created this being and then rejected and cast him out in the world all alone.