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.
The Creation realizes there is no one like him and Victor causes his creation to say, "'I am alone and miserable: man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create'" (129). The monster would not have gone crazy if Victor would have done just a simple thing and create him a friend. When Victor's creation was made he says, "'When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me.
It is Frankenstein’s responsibility to teach the monster and see it as a friend. It’s because Frankenstein rejects his creature that causes it to become evil. “Oh No mortal could support the horror of that countenance. A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then, but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing suck as even Dante could not have conceived.”(pg.49) Each time the monster killed it was a consequence of Victor’s actions.
If only Frankenstein had given his creation a chance, the unjust treatments would have never happened. Another reason to feel more sympathy for the monster is because of his lack of companionship. Frankenstein had his best friend, Henry Clerval, and his wife, Elizabeth. He also had his parents. Except the monster had no one.
When his father dies, however, is when he truly feels alone. In the end, justice was served to him by dying without any loved ones left. Mary Shelley, through Frankenstein, shows us that if we don’t do what’s right, especially if it involves life and when the time calls for it, we will have no one do what’s right for us when we need it most. We should do what’s right, even if it doesn’t mean that our lives will stay the same or be better. We see that we should put others before ourselves and treat others the way we want to be treated, the way we have been taught our entire lives.
In the beginning of the novel Victor’s berated antics where within great intentions. Unfortunately his terrible decision making corrupted his thoughts which lead to pure evilness and revenge. In the novel for example, he knew without a doubt Justine was innocent. He tried to help prove innocence, but he still never revealed the creature who committed the crime. Justine was killed on account of his behalf for not bringing forth the truth.
Persuasive Essay In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor had a choice about whether he should play God and create life, or abandon natural philosophy and take a new path. Although some may argue that Victor had no idea that his monster would turn violent and murder everyone Victor loved, Victor is not a victim because he wantonly bestowed life on a creature that was physically more capable but emotionally less adept than he. Some readers may argue that Victor became a victim when his father led him down the wrong path by mindlessly dismissing his interests in Agrippa and Paracelsus without telling Victor why these were exploded philosophies. These readers might contend that it’s only natural to pursue “the forbidden fruit of knowledge.” It follows that once Victor’s mind was set on creating life and making a name for himself, he only thought of his scientific contributions; he wasn’t trying to create an abomination. People who feel sorry for Victor could argue that Victor had no idea how wrong or malicious his creature would turn out to be.
He is trying to avoid the sense of guilt, if anything goes wrong, and the couple had children, because he is responsible for Frankenstein, because he is the creator. Victor has every reason to feel guilty and to have bad conscience, because he is the one who created Frankenstein, and therefore is responsible for the murder of his family, best friend and his wife. These feelings appear in the text: ‘For this I had deprived myself of rest and health.’ And ‘…horror and disgust filled my heart. Unable to endure the aspect to the being I had created.’ Because he had created a monster he feels terrible, and he is afraid of him. Which you also can see in the last part of the story: ‘…My teeth chattered...
Frankenstein Essay In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, loneliness is shown through characters’ actions with negative consequences as a result from their own desires. Victor tries to play god and then abandons his creation. The creature feels alone and wants revenge. Victor’s attempt at playing god didn’t turn out how he expected and it caused retaliation from the creature, which is the main themes in this novel. Victor’s attempt to create human life is in vain because he abandons his creation.
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.