With this pursuit of knowledge, not only did Victor isolate himself from society but also from those who loved him, such as his fiancée Elizabeth and his father. However, it is with this knowledge and ambition, that winds up destroying him and those closest to him. His project he felt would better human kind and possibly make a name for himself, which is ironic because he brought only evil to society and death to his name. Frankenstein is so caught up in his work and his yearning to be remembered for all time that he does not think about what will happen after life is breathed into this being. After his creation comes to life, he refuses to accept his obligation as the creator to his creation.
In reality alienation causes the evil side of you to become visible. In Frankenstein, the monster becomes evil because civilization rejected due to its anatomy and its ugly face. All he wants is to be accepted by everyone and most importantly by Victor. Victor never took the chance to know the monster because the moment the monster became alive, he ran away out of fear. Instead of facing what he created, he disappeared like a coward without thinking about the damage inflicted onto the monster.
Because of this, he rejects his monster and send... ... middle of paper ... ...he world, but finally he is accepted by De Lacey, the blind man. Victor Frankenstein rejects his creation simply because of fear and cowardice when it comes to the monster. The brother and sister, Felix and Agatha exemplify the creature’s isolation as well by not allowing the creature a chance to prove his worth. The creature still remains isolated in the big picture; however, because even society finds ways to reject him even before he can properly understand how it works. De Lacey provides a brief repose for the creature’s isolation when he welcomes the monster in without taking his appearance into consideration, providing the monster with a small glimmer of hope for his future.
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.
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.
Although, the Misfit is introduced toward the end of the story, his conversation with the Grandmother indicates he has no awareness of why the punishments for his wrongdoings were so severe. While speaking to the Grandmother he states that “‘[he] calls [himself] the Misfit [..] because [he] can’t make what [he did] wrong fit [in with what] he [went] through in punishment’’’(O’ Connor 26). The Misfit is an objectively awful person; not only for murdering countless victims, but for believing that since he is completely outside conventional morals his harsh punishment is undeserving. By Misfit labeling himself outside moral conduct he has no boundaries for his deeds because he has no value of right from wrong. Furthermore, the Misfit does not have any sympathy or regret for those he murders and simply forgets his wrongdoings.
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.
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). Frankenstein’s hate and lack of respect for his own creation represents the shallowness of society. When Victor uses words like “wildness” and “creature”, he connotes that he sees the monster as nothing more than an animal. Animals live in the wild and have wildness about them because they only know survival. Victor does not think the monster possesses any human like qualities otherwise he would not regret creating him.
Shelley offers snapshots of the characters’ similarities to draw attention to the idea that the Monster is Frankenstein 's second self. The Creature is at first a kind, gentle being who was curious about life and its wonders. But this world did not welcome him and he found that his only source of power was when he inflicted pain on others. Without his plots of revenge, he had nothing. He had no one in which to confide, nor to relate to, so destruction was his only outlet for emotion.
Victor has extremely high expectations for his creation but is highly disappointed with the outcome. He says, “I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (Shelley 35). Frankenstein neglects the creature because of his horrifying looks, which spark the beginning of numerous conflicts and tragedies. At this point, the creature becomes a monster because of Victor’s neglect and irresponsibility. The monster is forced to learn to survive on his own, without anyone or anything to guide him along the way.