Summary Of The Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Many readers of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein believe that the Monster is just a tall, scary monster because no human resembles him. The text says that he has never seen a being similar to him. Also, the Monster says to Victor, “God in pity made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image, but my form is a filthy type of your[s], more horrid from its very resemblance.” Therefore, since some readers see him as a monster rather than a human, they may be inclined to believe that he does not have insecurities. However, such readers fail to recognize how insecure the Monster actually is as he tries to figure out what he is and what his purpose is. Throughout the Monster’s textual perspective, he talks about how he wants to be like human beings, …show more content…
At first glance readers may see obviously that he is alone. However looking closer into the novel his loneliness goes much deeper, but it does go much deeper. The Monster tells Victor, “Remember, that I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather thy fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed”(66) He is just like Adam was before Eve came into his life. He is in search for a woman so he can fill his hole of loneliness. “But it was all a dream: no Eve soothed my sorrows, or shared my thoughts; I was alone. I remembered Adam’s supplication to his Creator; but where was mine? He has abandoned me, and in bitterness of my heart, I cursed him (88). People could argue how this is proof that he is not like humans because human’s creator (God) did not abandon us, but his did not paying attention to the word alone that is in the sentence. The Monster feels alone because Victor ran from his creation in terror. The Monster is just created and within the hour he is abandoned. He is abandoned in the sense of his creator and in the sense of his parents. Not all humans are grateful of having a guardian when first born. Some parents run and hide just like Victor did because it is not what they expect to be. Living the child alone and hopeless. His loneliness is due to the fact that he is the …show more content…
“I am alone, and miserable; man will not associate with me.”(97). Therefore, him being miserable is another way of expressing how he feels about being alone. Even in the story the Monster talks about being miserable but in the sentence it could also say lonely. “Here then I retreated, and lay down, happy to have found shelter. However miserable, from the inclemency of the season, and still more from the barbarity of main”(71). Rough weather can make humans miserable and often times it does connect with being alone. The word alone is to be taken in a sense of not having someone to talk to or to cuddle with for warmth. “I am alone, and miserable; man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me” (97). This quote that the Monster says supports the fact that miserable is to be expressed with alone. In addition it connects how he is in need of a female that is just as deformed as he is, so he will no longer be

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