Frankenstein’s abandonment of the Creature arguably leads to many of the events that later occur in Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Only too late does Frankenstein realise it was his duty to care for his creation when instead he had fled and left it to survive alone in the world. This neglect of his duty showed Frankenstein to be weak and the creature later uses this weakness to seek his revenge. The Creature always lacked a parental figure to help and teach him. He only realises this though when he observes the De Lacey family.
In the beginning of the book, right after the creation of the monster, Victor fled his home to get away from the creature, only to return and find that it had escaped. While in the mountains Victor is approached by the monster who begs for understanding from Victor, that it's killing of Victor's younger brother William Frankenstein was out of confusion and it was only intending to hurt Victor, as he saw him as his cruel creator. The monster then asks Victor to create him a female monster, equally grotesque to be his soul mate. If Victor was so passionate about his work you would think he'd keep his monster locked up or under some kind of control, but since victor left his monster free to roam, it left Victor not knowing any better. It is Frankenstein’s responsibility to teach the monster and see it as a friend.
Often times, the monster would carry out a good and selfless deed, only to be shunned by the recipients. An example was when he tried to save a girl after she fell into a river, only to be shot in the shoulder by her companion. This was when the monster knew that no matter how benevolent he was, humans would never look beyond his appearance, for they rather let their prejudice rule over their decisions than to face an abomination. In a moment, the monster’s impression of humans changed and he desired revenge on Frankenstein for making him an abomination. If only Frankenstein had given his creation a chance, the unjust treatments would have never happened.
First, Frankenstein is set in a male-dominated society, where the influence of women in the family is not present very often. The dream that Victor has before the monster is created, gives the reader an idea behind Victor’s motives. When he visions Elizabeth as his dead mother lying there, it represents the weakness of compassion in women. After he has this dream, he wants create a being that could act as his child and love him like one. So Victor does just that, but after it awakes, he is filled with disgust and hates his creation because in his eyes it is ugly.
In Frankenstein, “The Monster” is Frankenstein's creation. The creature possesses all of the qualities that humans suppress, or should suppress, as children: villainy, murderous thoughts, revenge, etc. Some people would have thought that Frankenstein wanted to replace his dead mother. Instead of doing what every other man does, marry someone like his mother, Frankenstein rejected Elizabeth, who was physically like his mother and had a history like that of his mother. Frankenstein wanted to recreate his mother, but instead he made a creature comprised of the socially repressed elements of Frankenstein (the monster) and his wish for his mother.
The monster starts to recount the story of his life once they are inside. In this chapter, it is shown that Frankenstein still feels guilty about the murder of his brother, and the execution of Justine. It is shown that he is deeply flawed, and feels isolated. The monster is shown to be more human in this chapter, as he engages in conversation with Victor, and portrays some form of emotion. He states that he was a virtuous and worthy creature until the disdain and ignorance of humans made
This leads to the monster’s threats toward Victor to create a female creature for him or he will keep on causing tragedy in Victor’s life. Since the companion is never actually made the monster goes on causing tragedy in the novel such as the death of Elizabeth. To avoid all of this tragedy, I would have selected a novel that gave the creature hope, such as Beauty and the Beast. This is about a Beast who falls in love with a human named Belle. Despite the Beast’s ugliness and anger, Belle falls in love with him anyway.
The decisions the creature makes out of his suffering, or his characterization, show that one may not overcome suffering. The creature is also turned away without being taught a thing and suffers from the confusion over the world. The conflicts with Victor continue on multiple occasions in Frankenstein. Once the creature learns that it is his appearance that causes people to flee and reject him, he despises himself, but even more Victor. His suffering over his rejection in society had fueled his angry making him hostile.
It is evident when he states, “Every night I was oppressed by a slow fever, and I became nervous to a most painful degree; the fall of a leaf startled me, and I shunned my fellow creatures as if I had been quality of a crime” (Frankenstein 34). Victor had become obsessed because he was growing apart from the world and put all his energy into his monster. In the same manner, Macbeth’s ambition also became obsessive. In the beginning Macbeth had no plan to betray King Duncan and to take over the throne. However, all this changed when the three witches planted the seed of betrayal in him and when Lady Macbeth encouraged him to kill King Duncan and become king.
For example, if you look at serial killers and bullies, the reason why they are so angry towards society and innocent people is because that is probably how they were treated while they were growing up. The case is the same in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, the theme isolation motivates destruction can be seen when Victor abandons his creature after creating it, when the creature is rejected by the De Lacey family, when William rejects the creature in the woods and