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.
This could cause conflict between the creator and the created as Victor is repeatedly insulting the monster. In addition, Victor rejects the Monster immediately after its creation; he calls it a 'wretch' and leaves it to fend for itself. This shows how irresponsible Victor is as he abandons his responsibilities. It is also another example of him neglecting his family, since the Monster sees him as its father. This creates conflict between the monster and Victor as the monster soon begins to hate him for abandoning him.
Both the creature and Victor revenge on each other. Though separate beings, the creature and Victor share a relationship of complicated dimensions: that of nobility born of suffering, that of creator/created, and that of enforced loneliness. The Creature and Victor’s creator-created relationship, the creature’s nobleness and loneliness forms their relationship. Victor’s responsibility of the creature becomes significant when the creature begins to wreak havoc. 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.
The Monster had done nothing to deserve what Victor has put him through, so the fact that the Creation turns on Victor was perfectly normal. Victor has no respect for his creation, abandoned him, and causes him to turn on his creator therefore, making him the real monster. The monster does not deserve the behavior he gets from Victor. He treats his creation like property when the Monster deserves to be treated normally. If parents would respect their children more then cases like Victors creation would be much
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.
The creature lies at the center of the action as he is rejected by his creator, society and living a lonely life. The creature is first perceived as the sympathetic character when his own creator, Victor, abandons and rejects him. When Victor sees his creation, he coils shamelessly in horror because of his repulsive figure that even, “a mummy again endured with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch” (Shelley 49). Feelings of disappointment, disgust and with no conception what he was doing, Victor decided to ditch the monstrous creature and retreats from home. The events that occurred during the beginning of chapter 4 can be perceived as a clueless child being abandoned by their own parents, which caused readers to
Frankenstein agrees to create the monster but then once he is practically accomplished he rips up his creation. This is then the turning point for both of the characters; the creator now becomes human while the creation now become the real monster. Frankenstein reveals that he is human by stopping the creation as he realises that this will then cause further problems. Frankenstein then goes back home to his family rebuilding his previously torn relationships, showing again that he has now changed and become a real human. On the other hand the monster is even more rejected as he did not get his mate so sets out for revenge from
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
Many times, individuals fail to overcome suffering while their suffering continues to overcome them. Frankenstein shows that despite what one does to rid themselves of suffering, it may just never go away. In the novel, Victor Frankenstein builds a creature, but he is disgusted not only by his deed, but the appearance of the creature, turning him away. This first feel of rejection from his creator is what begins the creature’s suffering. The decisions the creature makes out of his suffering, or his characterization, show that one may not overcome suffering.