The creature, oh the creature doesn’t he look quite scary? Well lets begin from the beginning of his story. Not Victor’s.
The creature lets give him a quick name: Creach, sounds good. He is an outcast because well look at him he would scare the crap out of me wouldn’t he scare you? He seems to scare himself a little as he says in his head. Here is a quote showing that. “Increase of knowledge only discovered to me more clearly what a wretched outcast I was”( Shelley 141). He at first was confused on what his senses were, like: touching, smelling, tasting, and hearing but I think when we all first start out we all are. When he left his creator’s (Victor’s) place he had some cloths but was still cold because it was wet and cold out. He tells about his journey as first starting out and you pity the poor creature you feel compassion for him. When you think of a monster you think of someone who kills for joy and who is terrible but he doesn’t kill he forages for food. He ventures through the forest and stays in the forest for days upon days. He comes upon berries and nuts for food and, water to drink. He fought with hunger he felt pain. Hmm starting to question who his creator really was. Lets say your friend was hungry you would give them food right? Well he is a creature he is an outcast everyone is terrified of him, he has no one. From his journey he tries to imitate the sing song way birds talk and he is fascinated by the animals in nature. The creature reminds me of someone starting at a new school in kindergarten they are terrified of meeting people and are terrified of what people might do to them. They close off and hide and try to be invisible. Like what Creach is going through right now, but he is starting to open up.
That brings me to his “friends” he has no one he can only relate to what is given to him and that is basically nothing. He has a family he sits and watches from his hovel, he learns how to speak because of them he also, learns new things. He creates a connection a one way connection but a connection to them. He helps them with chores around their cottage. In the book he explains that. ” During the night I often took his tools, the use of which I quickly discovered, and brought home firing sufficient for the consumption of several days” ( Shelley 118). He thought that if he were to help them then he could show himself to them and they would accept him for who he really is. His wanting to show himself to them grew stronger and stronger every day. He shows the reader that monsters can have feelings to not just humans. When they had a bad day and were sad he became devastated and felt their pain. When they were happy he was joyous for them. He came to almost love them it seemed, he cared about them and didn’t want to ever say goodbye. When the family could not afford the cottage anymore and they left he was devastated and did something that you could consider him a monster for. I’ll stop there on that topic no spoiler alerts!
Creach makes you think about what it would be like to be as ugly as him and to have a huge heart like him. He makes you believe that a covering is sometimes wrong. You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. He gives the word creature a new meaning that is for now anyways. Let’s get deeper into the story. After he does that horrible thing after the family leaves he flees from the scene and heads back into the forest with a new profound “human” way of looking at things from what his “friends” taught him. He has no clue where he is going but he is cursing his creator for allowing him life and wants revenge. He comes upon a young boy who starts screaming. Proof of that is said directly in the book.”Hideous monster! Let me go. My papa is syndic-he is M. Frankenstein-he will punish you. You dare not keep me”( Shelley 153). Creach instantly gives Victor revenge. He just continues on his way after that, now I have just lost a little compassion for him. Why did he do that? What made him do that? Why are people subjected to give revenge when something bad happens? When will I find these answers? I hope it’s soon. Creach continues on to find a hiding spot and comes to find a surprise. We will find out that surprise or will we, in my next blog goodbye for now!
“1,435 Free Images - Photos, Illustrations, Vector graphics: Monster.” Monster - Free pictures on Pixabay, pixabay.com/en/photos/monster/. Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Malvina G. Vogel. Frankenstein Baronet Books,2008. Stock Photo - Creepy old house