Outward appearances are deceiving in this novel because the real monster is not in physical form. By trying to create life artificially and destroy death itself, Victor rises against natural laws; which have been ruling the world for millions of years and continues to til this day. Victor, at first, has this “God-like” perception of himself when he is successful at giving artificial life to his creation. But that soon changes when the physical attributes of his creation is in monster form. He then becomes afraid of the monster and treats him as an outcast like the rest of community does.
The monster also always runs away from him leaving some traces for Frankenstein. The reason why the monster leaves some marks would be that he didn’t want to break the relationship with Frankenstein because he was the only person who knew and proved the existence of the creature himself in the world. And also the creature thought Frankenstein as a God or father even though he really cursed the Frankenstein who made him to live in the harsh world without any help. We can see this with the tears and ejaculation of creature at the moment of death of Frankenstein. I think this is the most sorrowful part in the whole story.
Or rather, stay, that I may trample you to dust! And, oh! That I could, with the extinction of your miserable existence, restore those victims whom you have so diabolically murdered!” (M. Shelly, Frankenstein, Chapter 10) Frankenstein’s reasons for creating the monster was that he was so utterly obsessed with life itself he wanted to create a being that would never die out of his mother’s memory so no one else felt his pain, So mainly the reasons for him rejecting the monster is because it was nothing he expected and especially creating it out of his mother’s memory he felt the need to reject
He takes the creatures threat of being with him on his wedding night as a direct threat to him even though the creature has killed others besides victor before. He later chases his creation to ultimately destroy him, the creature which he, by all rights, is 100% responsible for. He says in one passage, “Scoffing devil! Again do I vow vengeance; again do I devote thee, miserable fiend, to torture and death. Never will I give up my search until he or I perish…” (136).
Frankenstein, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, the creator of this so called creature. The creature, made of human body parts, does not know anything about the world. He has to learn how to write and speak. The creature ends up teaching himself these things “I was dependent on none and related to none.”(p.5) He wants to be recognized as a human but the people of the village do not see him that way. The cottagers are terrified of him.
During the novel Frankenstein creates the Monster and when he realizes what he has created he almost instantly regrets the idea. “I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeds moderations; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart,” (Shelley p.58). The feeling of remorse for creating something that grotesque remains with Frankenstein till his death. That same feeling of remorse can be seen in the Monster when he realizes that he had killed and destroyed everything he came in contact with, killing his creator and everyone close to him. This was the result of the love he never felt and in the end the Monster living with the burden of this remorse.
The creature wanted revenge so on the day of victors wedding he killed his soon to be wife. This made Victor understand how the creature felt, but he did not care he wanted the same revenge on the creature and swore to find and destroy the creature. In my opinion Victor should have created a mate for Frankenstein. It was unfair to the creature to let him be alone. There were some risks for Victor if he was going to create a mate but it would be well worth
While the groom is looking for the creature, he gets to Elizabeth, the bride, leaving her “lifeless and inanimate”. When looking upon the crime scene, Victor sees the murderer: “A grin was on the face of the monster; he seemed to jeer, as with his fiendish finder he pointed to the corpse of my wife” (Shelley 174). This evil act is directly caused by the creator’s rash decision to destroy the female and ruin his monster’s life once again. Many people agree that it is “Victor’s inability to see the monster’s own value and not his concern for the world that leads him to leave his “Adam” without a mate. This, of course, drives the monster to kill again” (Lunsford 175).
Victor was warned by his friends, family, and fellow scientists that what he was trying to accomplish was morally wrong and should not be a topic to be played with. It turns out karma got its revenge on the doctor when the monster he rejected began killing his loved ones off, especially his bride to be, Elizabeth. On the night of their wedding the monster, proving his warning “I shall be with you on your wedding night”, showed up and ripped the unlucky bride’s heart right out of her chest
“Anguish and despair had penetrated into the core of my heart; I bore a hell within me, which nothing could extinguish.” (Shelley 75) However, Victor cannot explain the truth because he is afraid people will think he is crazy. He is convicted knowing that the monster caused the death of his own family member and the execution of Justine. Shelley conveys that the scientific attitudes of Victor creating the monster made Victor feel