In the story, the monster murdered Victor Frankenstein’s wife Elizabeth, his brother young William, and Henry Clerval. The monster also framed Justine, and she got hung in result of the framing. The reason the monster did this is because he is upset that his creator has abandoned him. The monster was basically an infant in an adult’s man body, and he has multiple scars all over him because of the procedures his body went through as he was being created. Most people would think that the creature is a horrible and evil person because of his foul actions in killing people, but he is not.
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
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.
The creature was upset that everyone in the world had rejected him and he wanted Victor to feel the same way so he went on a killing streak and killed off Victor’s family. “The monster came out of his hiding place and put his arms around the child. The boy screamed in terror” (Harris 91). The murder of William gets blamed on Justine, and she later gets hung for it. Victor knows it was the monster, so he feels guilty and decides he must stop the monster’s killing.
However the damage caused by his period of solitude had already been done and the pathway to evil and hatred became inevitable, and in the ensuing months, led to the demise of his entire family and his friend Clerval. This resulted in his bereavement, another example of how isolation is a terrible fate. Then Frankenstein dedicated the rest of his days to the path of evil by seeking vengeance against the monster. As a result, his isolation from society and family ultimately became the root of his evil and hatred. Frankenstein’s isolation resulted in his creation of his monster.
Their relationship is a tumultuous one, mainly due to the fact that Frankenstein created the Monster out of a wish to be some sort of god and be able to play with the balance of life and death. Afterwards, he comes to deeply regret his action and abandons the Monster by throwing him out into the world without any education or guidance. Because of this, throughout the book, the Monster harbors resentment towards Frankenstein and dedicates his life to make Frankenstein’s a living hell. Out of the many horrible things that the Monster did to achieve this goal, the main evil action I will be focusing on is the murder of William, Frankenstein’s younger brother and the framing of his nanny for the murder. 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.
Victor now believes he has been at fault for the deaths of his friends and family, simply because of his creation of the monster. After experiencing each death Victor becomes increasingly dehumanized, adding until the climax of Elizabeth's death. The dehumanization... ... middle of paper ... ...eth's death, there is proof of the dehumanization of Victors mind, physical appearance, and unnatural obsession with the monster, as well as combinations of these traits. However, the dehumanization of Victor is simply something that was proved to happen, the irony behind it matters more. The dehumanization of Victor is ironic because throughout the novel he has been focused on catching the monster that is hurting his friends and family.
Frankenstein dedicates nearly two years of his life to the satisfaction of creating a monster made of dead flesh. Once Frankenstein achieves his goal, and sees his creation, he right then and there believes that he has made terrible mistake. "I had desired it with an ardor that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream disappeared, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” He abandons his own creature and "refuses to accept his obligation as the creator to his creation." This causes the creature to become hurt and filled with spite, "yet y... ... middle of paper ... ...ately causes someone to act in a negative way. If someone wants to live life to the fullest and without any hitches, then they should accept the responsibility that comes with performing certain actions.
When Victor abandons the monster he runs away and tries to forget about his failed creation. It was extremely dangerous for Victor to flee his experiment because the monster soon becomes aggressive with hate and is curious to know why Victor left him; furthermore, the monster becomes obsessed with self-learning and knowledge. Mary Shelly explains in her novel Frankenstein the cause of Victors abandonment was the rage of the monster that he created. The monster’s reaction to his creator is “Was man, indeed, at once so powerful, yet so vicious and base? (119) The monster’s curiosity was similar to his creator’s strive for knowledge.
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.