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.
He tells him ‘do your duty towards me and I will do mine towards you,’ and if Frankenstein refused, he threatened him by saying he would ‘glut the maw of death’. This shows how the Creature’s abandonment and lack of nurture leads him to become a murderer. Further proof of this is when, during the Creature’s tale he tell Frankenstein ‘I could not conceive how one man could go fourth and murder his fellow’ showing that he was ‘benevolent and good’ and had Frankenstein full filled his duty he may have remained so. The Creature admits to Frankenstein ‘misery made me a fiend’ implying that Frankenstein’s actions, or lack of action, lead to this misery. Primarily it is not Frankenstein who has to suffer the consequences of his creating life, it is the Creature.
Victor should have taken the monsters advice and made him a companion to just live out his life with. The monster was so enraged that Victor would not make this companion for him, that he vowed revenge on Victor. Revenge is something that even an animal cannot do; sometimes a child does not completely understand this term either. So how can a monster that no one gave the time of day to understand this concept? The only explanation is that he has more intellect that anyone thought or gave him credit for.
He decides yet again, “No: from that moment I declared ever-lasting war against the species, and, more than all, against him whom had formed me, and sent me forth into this insupportable misery.”(97) When the creature realizes that he will never be accepted by society because of his looks he comes up with one last plan. He asks Victor to create a “companion.” Victor's promise to do this temporarily calms the monster within the creature until Victor goes back on his promise. Upon finding this out the monster within him resurfaces and he asks, “Are
First, there is the Frankenstein family (except for Victor, of course), who represent total acceptance of fate. Shelley gives them absolutely no power in their environment as they, one after one, fall victim to the monster. They do not seem to have any choice whatsoever regarding their own safety. It is because of their own ignorance of the monster and the hidden deeds of Victor, that they blindly accept that fate is controlling their lives and plaguing them with murders. Through the Frankenstein family, Shelley is making a statement on blind acceptance of fate.
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.
On the night of their wedding day, Victor remembers the promise that the monster gave to him about seeing him on his wedding day and goes out in search of him. When he hears Elizabeth scream, he realizes that it wasn’t him that the monster had planned to kill, but Elizabeth. “The death of William, the execution of Justine, the murder of Clerval and lastly of my wife; even at that moment I knew not that my only remaining friends were safe from the malignity of the fiend…,” (Shelley, 200). Victor realizes that all he held dear was destroyed because of his selfish ambitions. When his father dies, however, is when he truly feels alone.
When the monster confronts Dr. Frankenstein before his wedding, he says “You can blast my other passions, but revenge remains-revenge, henceforth dearer tan light or food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery. (175)” Because of his creators constant scorn of him, the monster feels that all that is left inside of him is revenge and hate. Therefore, due to this lack of compassion from his creator, the monster promises to make Dr. Frankenstein’s life a nightmare, and follows through with said
At first, Victor sees the creature as an amazing breakthrough created by defiance nature, but soon after the creature’s creation, he realizes how truly awful the creature is and rejects him. Victor is in bed asleep, and suddenly wakes to see “the wretch the miserable monster”(Shelley 56) he had created. The creature opens its mouth as if to say something, but only sounds, not accurate words, come out. Frightened Victor escapes from the creature, before it can detain him with the filial grasp of a child towards its parents, and runs down the stairs still horrified by the creature. After escaping from the creature and learning the mischief the creature got into, Victor begins to realize how he must take responsibility for the creature, like a child takes responsibility for his/her puppy.
Victor discovered the secret of life and creates an intelligent but abnormal monster. Victor keeps his creation of the monster a secret, feeling increasingly guilty and ashamed as he realizes how helpless he is to prevent the monster from ruining his life and the lives of others. The monster is an eight-foot-tall, hideously ugly creation of Victor Frankenstein. Intelligent and sensitive, the monster attempts to integrate himself into human social patterns, but all who see him avoid him. His feeling of abandonment compels him to seek revenge against his creator.