Who Is The Real Monster In Frankenstein Essay

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In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the reader has seen the creature evolve throughout the story. The creature was created out of scientific inquiry, and might not have followed conventional conventions as to how humans are created, as in the elements of seeking companionship, possessing self awareness, and wanting to ease its own bothered condition are what helps to define the monster as human. “At first I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror; and when I became fully convinced that I was in reality the monster that I am, I was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification” (Shelley 48). One thing that makes the monster different from humans is that he is also aware of his …show more content…
Although victor refuses to agree to his request “I have answered you; you may torture me, but i will never consent” (Shelley 63). The monster wants to feel accepted by humans, he wants to be like other humans to have the relationships they have the happiness and the joy they have. His goal is unattainable because he is not human and can never be human making it worse that he is ugly and everyone is scared of him. He compares himself to Virgil, author of the Aeneid, because "we both have the tools to sway the minds of men, though he used words where would shape their fears. But fear motivates as well as passion and through it I will do great deeds large and small." He created his self opinion of himself based on the way people treated him because he started out with no self opinion of himself; he did have potential for the good. The monster is more of a fiend then a friend because he doesn't act like a friend, he goes around always threatening victor and others. Towards the end he threatens to kill victor on the day of his wedding because he did not want to create a companion for him, also ends up killing Elizabeth, creating the monster and giving him the tag of a