Victor he is murdered!” with this returning to Geneva was no question. Justine, practically a family member, is accused of the murder and goes on trial. Afraid to have his sanity questioned, Victor takes a cowardly action and mentions to no one that he knows who the real murderer is, the monster; he allows an innocent woman to be hung. The creature finds Frankenstein after tormenting him enough and asks one thing of Victor, for him to listen to his tale. Upon hearing this, the creature believes the solution to his misery is a mate.
He also uses his strength to save a young girl from drowning. No matter what the monster does, he is always misinterpreted. The monster says, “Fatal prejudice clouds their eyes, and where they ought to see a feeling and a kind friend, they behold only a detestable monster” (pg.119). Felix and Agatha think he has come to attack their father, William Frankenstein thinks the monster is trying to kill him, and the man thinks he is trying to murder the girl rather than rescue her. The real turning point for the monster is when he is accused of trying to murder the girl.
Frankenstein and the Creature shared an uncontrollable need for vengeance. After the Creature murdered Elizabeth and Clerval, Dr. Frankenstein devoted his life to finding the Creature. He tracked him across the continent; he sacrificed himself by going through fatigue and the bitter cold which was all driven to simply get revenge on the Creature for his actions. Dr. Frankenstein even says, “revenge— a deep and deadly revenge, such as would alone compensate for the outrages and anguish I had endured” (Shelly 169). The Creature all the same was driven by vengeance during his time of existence.
“(168) This novel gave the idea of suicide to the Monster which was inflicted upon being denied by everyone and not knowing his spot in humanity. As the Monster read “Paradise Lost” he connected to having a war with his creator, and believes that he was Victor’s “Satan”. Thinking in the role of Satan, the Monster kills Victor’s family, just like Satan took away God’s angels. The novel “Plutarch’s Lives” gave the monster some input on life. “The patriarchal lives of my protectors caused these impressions to take a firm hold on my mind; perhaps, if my first introduction to humanity had been made by a young soldier, burning for glory and slaughter, I should have been imbued with different sensations.” (170) The Monster finally found his reason for being on earth and he believes he found his spot in humanity.
Victor grows his animosity when the monster turns out entirely different than he had hoped. Victor hoped to achieve the power to give life to beautiful beings to walk the earth. With the monster’s first breath, Victor is traumatized by what he has created and can’t believe the result of all his hard work. As the days go by, Victor starts to despise the creation he has produced. What triggers his hatred even more is the fact that the monster is responsible for Justine’s and William’s murder.
Frankenstein said by all means he would chase the creature until one of them dies, but the creature on the other hand after murdering said," I have strangled the innocent as they sleep”. Regretting murdering, the creature wept at his mistakes. Frankenstein died unfulfilled, he had not done what he had hoped to. The creature stated, "I have murdered the lovely and the helpless," feeling awful for what he did and Frankenstein said that someone else might succeed in which he failed. Frankenstein from the start wanted the creature dead and as he was dying he still didn't give up stating that another may succeed.
It responded “Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension. Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master – obey!” (p 173) The creature fled the premises and then went after Victor’s best friend Clerval. He killed him in a neighboring town and left the scene before he was noticed. The next day Victor came to this town and because he was a stranger he was immediately accused of being the murderer.
The Monsters bitterness desires him to make Victor as alone as possible that’s why he kills all of his loved ones. Victor’s ambition eventually causes him to be left with no one. There is no escaping ambition that’s why Victor is suffering. The monster questions Victor on why he created him then abandoned him. Since the monster blames Victor he seeks revenge into making Victor as alone as possible and the monster is successful with that.
The monster can be seen as monstrous because he is hideously ugly and rejected by society. However, he is also monstrous because he lost his innocence by killing people that were innocent to get revenge on Frankenstein. The monster kills everyone who was close to Frankenstein, including Elizabeth, the person he loved the most since childhood. This vendetta was the result of Victor breaking his promise to make a companion. Frankenstein himself also has a monstrosity to him because his ambition, secrecy, and selfishness make him isolated from society.
Secrecy plays a major role in the story of Frankenstein. Without secrecy, the monster would have never learned how to speak, read, or conjure up feelings. The monster learns of how to read by skimming through the Frankenstein’s journal he had secretly taken while finding clothes to use to conceal his identity when he ran away from the laboratory, as well as learning how to speak and read by observing the De Lacey family, hidden inside the family’s property. He also learns how to love by watching the De Lacey family, while hidden, which allows the story to continue on how and why the monster desired to come out of secrecy to persuade his creator to make him a partner for his own. Physically speaking, the monster’s character is built by combining raw materials from dead and useless body parts; although, secrecy is how the monster’s mental character is built in both the film and book.