After promising the creature he’d make him a female companion, Frankenstein has second thoughts and changes his mind. The monster watches in despair as the scientist destroys his happy future: “The wretch saw me destroy the creature on whose future existence he depended of happiness, and with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew” (Shelley 145). As Victor tears apart the female with “trembling passion”, the being loses everything he had to look forward to in life and he sets out a quest to ruin the happiness of his creator, as Frankenstein had done to him. After warning the scientist that he would be with him on his wedding night, the monster stays true to his promise. While the groom is looking for the creature, he gets to Elizabeth, the bride, leaving her “lifeless and inanimate”.
Because of the monster's cruel act of causing death, Victor faces inevitable conviction. Justine confesses she is the murderer of Victor's brother, William, when she was placed on trial. However, she is innocent and claims she is the murderer hoping to gain salvation. Not only does Justine blame herself, Victor knows she has nothing to do with the case and he feels horrible. “Anguish and despair had penetrated into the core of my heart; I bore a hell within me, which nothing could extinguish.” (Shelley 75) However, Victor cannot explain the truth because he is afraid people will think he is crazy.
However, the family rejects him based on outward appearance, before giving the monster a chance to speak. The monster also saves a girl from drowning, only to be attacked by a man who thought that he was attempting to hurt the girl, not save her. Upon realizing social interaction with humans will prove almost impossible, the monster beckons Victor to create for him a female companion. However, Victor breaks his promise to the monster, and he vows to seek revenge. All of these events coupled with the abandonment by his creator drive the monster to madness and rage against the human population, who he learns will never accept him due to his grotesque outward
During Shelley’s time period, females were considered to be inferior to men, but Shelley shows how men actually feared a woman’s power. For example, when Frankenstein was creating the female mate for his monster, he started thinking about the consequences of having a female version of his monster in the world. He thought that she can create a whole new race of them and that she would not listen to the male monster and do things her own way. These were horrifying to Victor and all of these were thoughts of fear. Frankenstein feared the power of the female and her capabilities.
Or rather, stay, that I may trample you to dust! And, oh! That I could, with the extinction of your miserable existence, restore those victims whom you have so diabolically murdered!” (M. Shelly, Frankenstein, Chapter 10) Frankenstein’s reasons for creating the monster was that he was so utterly obsessed with life itself he wanted to create a being that would never die out of his mother’s memory so no one else felt his pain, So mainly the reasons for him rejecting the monster is because it was nothing he expected and especially creating it out of his mother’s memory he felt the need to reject
This “monster” with grotesque features and actions ends up killing every one close to his maker out of hatred and vengeance. With extensive analysis of the novel I have encountered with sufficient evidence that led me into thinking otherwise. Such evidence will be presented throughout this essay. Victor Frankenstein, we may say that actually is the incarnation of all human evilness and misdeeds while the so-called "monster” is merely a victim of Victor's mad, selfish, and egocentric state of mind. First of all, I am going to state how Victor resembles more of a monster than the creation itself.
During the novel Frankenstein creates the Monster and when he realizes what he has created he almost instantly regrets the idea. “I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeds moderations; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart,” (Shelley p.58). The feeling of remorse for creating something that grotesque remains with Frankenstein till his death. That same feeling of remorse can be seen in the Monster when he realizes that he had killed and destroyed everything he came in contact with, killing his creator and everyone close to him. This was the result of the love he never felt and in the end the Monster living with the burden of this remorse.
Frankenstein is repulsed by the creatures physical appearance and immediately rejects him, leaving the creature, recently created and new to the world, to fend for himself. This creature contemplates and muses like a human being, appealing to his creator Frankenstein, and even asking himself: “Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned (Shelley 85)?” The fact that the creature is commonly perceived as an inhuman ‘monster’ may be due to his evil, murderous actions. The way the story is narrated may influence the reader to believe this as well. The story is not told directly from the creatures own words, but through words of another. Like any other story when one does not experience the events himself it tends to sway towards the story tellers point of view.
This is a cruel and evil thing that victor has done. The monster responds by saying, “Shall each man…find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and be alone? I had feeling of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn” (110). After several more back and forth between the creature and Victor the monster threatens to destroy Victor by destroying those around him. Again this may seem like the creature is the
In Frankenstein, Shelley tells a story about the invention of a creature who is different than any other. One of the protagonists, the creature Frankenstein, has to deal with being mistreated and living life without love, because of his appearance and innocence. When the creature, Frankenstein, murders William Frankenstein, it is the moment he recognizes his place in the world, and it represents Shelley’s theme of creation itself and the problems that come with it. It all begins with the creation of Frankenstein, and the things he was not given that led to his loss of innocence. Although Frankenstein was not technically a human, he still felt the same feelings, he still wanted to have a name, a friend, a job, and a home, but unlike Adam, he