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Welcome back VicTORI’s blogger fans! In today’s blog I’m going to be talking about the monster himself, the family he meets when he travels by himself and who the family is. I am also going to tell you readers about, the relationship they formed and what happens to the monster when he met the family; as well as how the monster feels about himself.
Frankenstein’s monster travels to a village near the country side, alongside some nice individuals. In the village, he finds a shed which he utilizes as his house. Victor’s monster is isolated from society, so he is eager to make friends. The citizens of the village seem very nice, when the monster is describing them. With that being said, the monster is observing their actions to understand their behaviour, so he will know how to act around them. “I can hardly describe to you the effect of these books. They produced in me an infinity of new images and feelings, that sometimes raised me to ecstasy, but more frequently sunk me into the lowest dejection,” (Shelley 138). The books that the monster finds help him to be comfortable enough to go and talk to real humans and start acting like a human instead of a monster. He does not like being a frightening creature where everyone screams and runs away when they see him.
The family he met seem like a nice and caring family. As a result of them being loving and helping each other, he is not familiar with this kind of behaviour. The De Lacey family just moved there a few months before the monster came to the village. The father, Turk, is from a good family in France and he has a daughter named Safie. A boy named Felix falls in love with Safie, and he has a sister named Agatha. “Safie resolved to remain with her father until the moment of his departure, before which time Turk renewed his promise that she should be untied to his deliver,” (133). Turk the father is the sweetest even though he disapproves of them getting together. Since he is going to be gone, he wants someone looking after his daughter. This shows from what I said in the beginning of this paragraph that their family is a caring family. One thing that the creature could have learned from this family, is how nice a lot of people are to their families. He would have benefited from this in the long run.
After a while of living near the family and observing them he starts to feel comfortable around them, so he decides to go talk to the dad; the family comes in from outside and can see what is happening and starts freaking out. Since that incident they decide to move out of the house, the monster is heartbroken. He is turning from being evil to a good person and caring for people, but the family fears the monster and moves out. As a result of his looks, it made the family become afraid of what is in their own house, and what it could do to them especially since he is with the father. “Who can describe their horror and consternation on beholding me?” (145). The horror the family is experiencing during this situation is crazy, I know he is a monster and they are not that scary looking. For them to faint, run out of the cottage and beat him, in my opinion is over the top; the monster feels so horrible and sad! All he is trying to do is make friends. He has not been talking to anyone to know what they think of him, or how people would react to seeing a creature in their house.
Lastly, all the monster wants to do is make friends and just have a normal life like the villagers in the town. He wants the family to like him for who he is but with the way he looks he will probably never make any friends. The monster is attempting to make good decisions in life, due to Victor creating him without thinking and knowing what might happen to the world with a creature in it. Since the monster connected with Turk so much, I think he thought since the father was blind, it would be ok to get him to like him and be ok with the fact that he was a monster. “And what was I? Of my creation and creator, I was absolutely ignorant, but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property,” (128). The monster does not like what he appears to be and was all alone and had nothing good in life. Everyone should be able to live life with what God has given us and the creature does not have this opportunity since he looks scary. No one should go through the pain of not having friends like the monster has had to do, and having a family, and a job. All these things make a person’s life so much better and then they can enjoy life; also make it the best they can.
This is the end of my blog, hope you like the blog and get some good information to take with you. Thanks for reading and I will be publishing another one soon!
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Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, et al. Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus. Signet Classics, 2013.