Once the monster knows that Victor will not make his a friend, the creation says, "'from that moment [he] declared everlasting war against the species, and more than all, against [Frankenstein] who had formed [him] and sent [him] forth to this insupportable misery'" (121). Victor could have saved his loved ones but his fear caused the death of others. The Creation reaches a point where he has had enough of Victor and says, "'You can blast my other passions, but revenge remains -- revenge, henceforth dearer than light of food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery'" (153). 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.
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.
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.
At this point in the novel, the creature is fed up with the rudeness of the characters he encounters and he is now at his breaking point. He anger makes him seek revenge and take the lives of the innocent. As the creature approaches Geneva, he runs into William. The boy tells him his father is a Frankenstein, and then the creature commits his first murder, “I grasped his throat to silence him, and in a moment he lay dead at my feet” (pg. 127).
It is said that the monster’s ‘hideous looks’ represents Victor’s abnormal personality. The theme of isolation also represents doubling between Victor and the monster. Although Victor appears to be surrounded by a loving family, he ‘shuns the face of man’ and decides to become isolated from his family and the world and is trapped in a bubble of science and galvanism. Similarly, isolation is shown through the monster. He is rejected by the De Laceys and Frankenstein and ponders the question: ‘Am I not alone, miserably alone?’.
Victor waves his fist around and threatens to attack the monster, but is able to avoid Victor with his speed. The monster claimed to be a virtuous creature, until the actions of humans made him miserable. “All men hate the wretched; how then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.” (Vol. II Chapter II, Page 117).
Montresor tells the reader how he is to execute his plan. As expected Montresor does carry out his plan, and is executed perfectly. Montresor accomplishes his revenge on Fortunato because of this he is vindictive, grim, and gasconade. Montersor is the type of man that you might call vengeful. “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge “(1).
However, some people aren’t recognized for their abilities, causing lack of acceptance, which leads to becoming an outcast. Frankenstein is an outcast, and isn’t even accepted by his own creator, “unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room and continued a long time traversing my bedroom chamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep” (Shelley 90). Unlike a normal human, the monster Victor created has no family; he has no one but Victor, who won’t accept him, because his appearance is too revolting. Frankenstein endured rejection after rejection, and after he had enough, he killed William. When approached about the murder, Frankenstein explained that the root of all his evil actions were in response to his desperate loneliness.
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
Although murder is a horrific crime to commit, is death really the only just punishment? No, death is only the punishment the world has chosen for murderers. What is the difference between a murderer taking a life and a state taking a life? There is no difference because in a sense, they are both murderers. Capital punishment supports the death of one individual, the murderer, over the death of another, the victim.