The Death Of Evil In Soyka's Frankenstein: The Miltonic Evil

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Register to read the introduction… His own creator could not tolerate the sight of him and deserted him. He was left with nobody. The monster explained that he was a "poor, helpless, miserable wretch; I knew, and could distinguish, nothing". He had to discover survival, language, and knowledge alone. Every time he tried to befriend someone, he was rejected. In “Frankenstein the Miltonic Evil,” Soyka states that “The Monster turns to evil after being cast out of his ‘family’”. The family he is referring to is the DeLaceys in the novel. The creature’s evil nature not only sparks from the neglect and abandonment from Victor, but also from the rejection and horrified reaction from the family after they saw the creature for the first time. This caused the bitterness, emptiness and loneliness to build up inside him even more. This is particularly tragic because the monster's only desire was companionship. He even vowed, "if any being felt emotions of benevolence towards me, I should return them hundred and a hundred fold" (105). Because of the monster's intense desire for companionship accompanied by his unalterable state of loneliness, he was consumed by anger, hurt and revenge. He had no one who could reduce his pain and sufferings. The creature was a lonely child who needed to be taught right from wrong and needed to be provided with love and acceptance by his creator Victor

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