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Welcome to the final blog about the book Frankenstein. I am going to be discussing Frankenstein’s monster and how he is feeling after the De Lacey family kicked him out. Also, I will be discussing how Frankenstein’s monster got revenge on Victor for abandoning him and the relationship between Victor and Elizabeth after the creature stated that he was coming after them.
First off, since Victor is the creator of the monster you would think that he would want a part in his life, but he disowned him and made the monster fend for himself. That just started off the revenge plan the monster hatched for Victor evidenced in the following quote, “Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension remember I have power; you believe yourself miserable, I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master; obey!” (Shelley 181). He went from being an evil creature to a good-hearted person, although he is still alone because of not becoming friends with the De Lacey family; he ends up just scaring them away.
The monster is saying that he wanted to get Victor to create another monster for him so he would not be alone. Also, the monster would have another individual which would share the same characteristics as him like looks, actions, etc. There is a lot to consider if he is to make another creature. He thinks that it would ruin the world as the monsters could repopulate. The following quote illustrates why Victor is refusing to create another creature, “They might even hate each other; the creature who already lived loathed his own deformity, and might he not conceive a greater abhorrence for it when it came before his eyes in the female form,” (179). For that reason, the monster feels even more hatred towards Victor because all he wants is someone else like him so when he talks to them, they will not run away.
Since Victor and Elizabeth are so connected, I feel like the monster just wants what his creator has and to not feel left out. The monster is jealous of the relationship between Victor and Elizabeth and therefore becomes vindictive. The following quote shows how threatening he has become, “It is well. I go; but remember, I shall be with you on your wedding-night,” (182). If I was the creature, I would not want to be alone, with no one who likes me and everyone being afraid of me. Victor can do something about it, but he chooses instead to abandon him. Knowing that someone has abandoned you makes you feel worthless. Since the monster is just experiencing the world for the first time he needs to be monitored and shown how the world works. When I was born, I was not just thrown out into the world to figure it out. You need to be taught so when it is time for you to go out by yourself you can do that.
Lastly, Victor and Elizabeth are getting married, but Victor is worried that the monster will come after Elizabeth. Victor’s character is sweet; he cares so much for her and wants to make sure she is safe and happy. Even though they call each other cousins their connection is amazing. Elizabeth feels sad when Victor gets sick and when she sends him a letter, in the letter she tells him that she loves him. No one is more caring toward each other than these two and they deserve to have their happily ever after, but of course the monster must ruin it. The following quote shows how much Victor really loves Elizabeth and how much he is hurting when she is killed, “I escaped from them to the room where lay the body of Elizabeth, my love, my wife, so lately living, so dear, so worthy,” (212). Victor not only lost his wife but his brother William, an innocent girl Justine, his dear friend Clerval and his father. They all died because Victor created the monster and abandoned him.
This is the end of my blog series of Frankenstein. I hope these blogs gave you some insight into the story of Frankenstein. Thanks for reading them and peace out for now.
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Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, et al. Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus. Signet Classics, 2013.