Survival And Violence In Frankenstein

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In the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the creature 's is an outcast in society, without a friend in the world who is thrust away by humanity due to his appearance. The creature devolves due to a series of events particularly in the first years of his creation experiencing different emotions of hopelessness, being discouraged, and distraught which turns to anger, revenge and then violence. These experiences stem from his creator, Victor Frankenstein, who turns his back on the creature leaving him to his own instincts on figuring out how to survive and integrate into society. First, the creature reveals the emotions of his “Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust. God in …show more content…
The creature that is still in search of a friend draws nearer to his destination. Still in a rage, the creature is desperate to find a friend and seized a little boy who was playing in the woods. The creature thought by grabbing a child it would be an opportunity to make a friend who may not turn against him for the way he looked. Scared, the child covered his eyes and the creature tried to soothe the child letting he had no intentions of hurting him, he just wanted to talk. All of this came to a terrible ending when the young child struggled calling him a hideous monster and announced his papa Frankenstein would punish him. With those words, the creature told him “Frankenstein! You belong to my enemy – to him, towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim” (Shelley 102). Of course, the name sets off the creature 's thoughts of revenge. However, when the child continues to agonize the creating with epithets thus angering the creature even more. To end the abuse, the creature’s anger leads to violence and he ends up strangling the young child to silence him. The creatures violent gesture to kill the boy mad him proud of his accomplishment and he wallowed in a sense of pride over the death of his child. At this point, the creature continues to inflict miseries on the creator who is unable to comply with demands. This event sets the continuance of the creature’s retaliation against Victor throughout the rest of the

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