The Sympathetic Character In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Victor’s creature, in Mary Shelley novel Frankenstein, is depicted as one of the most sympathetic characters throughout the novel. In the beginning, many viewed Victor as the sympathetic character and the creature as the monster. While the creature does some justly deplorable things in the novel, the fact that he was created and then abandoned by Victor makes him more of a sympathetic character than his creator. Mary Shelley message throughout the Isolation towards the creature presents the theme of monstrosity itself. 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…show more content…
The theme of Monstrosity in this novel is presented through the character of Victor creation. Throughout the novel, the creature tries to acquire peace and infatuation within others but never succeeds at it. Through abandonment and rejection, the creature felt lonely and misplaced. Though he does show consideration and great affection to others, he still received misguided treatment and resentment towards everyone from his horrifying appearance. Looks are extremely deceiving and this novel shows the readers never to judge a person by their appearance, but by their actions
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