Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein : Revenge For His Creation Essay

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In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, written in 1818, both Victor Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s monster seek revenge throughout a portion of the novel. While Victor Frankenstein’s attempt at revenge is more closely linked to the story, the revenge plot of Frankenstein’s monster is more thought-provoking. Why does a monster, given the gift of life, seek revenge? Frankenstein’s monster, commonly called a dæmon or a fiend throughout the novel, seeks revenge for his creation. The creation of the monster lead to the monster’s life being terribly unhappy and with the monster himself being totally rejected by all. The monster’s revenge would be the downfall of several characters, with the main goal of hurting Victor Frankenstein and Victor Frankenstein did indeed suffer at the actions of his creation. When Victor Frankenstein created his monster, he created a creature so seemingly wretched that the creature would seek revenge. The monster’s life was miserable due to him being terribly deformed and hideous. “Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge” (Shelley 161). The monster was made miserable by his hideous appearance and dejected by the way humans treated him. “Who can describe their horror and consternation on beholding me? Agatha fainted; and Safie, unable to attend her friend,…

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