Frankestain by: Mary Shelley

Essay by antenagirlCollege, Undergraduate May 2004

download word file, 2 pages 2.7 2 reviews

Downloaded 39 times

In the present, Frankenstein is seen as a story of a hideous and vicious monster named Frankenstein created by a mad scientist. While reading this book, I learned that this is not the truth. In fact, the scientist was named Frankenstein while the monster had no name. Most people are brought to believe that the scientist was mad, which he was in some respects, but he was not intended to be portrayed as being mad. Frankenstein is a novel about the inhuman monster and the mad scientist. But the question is who the villain is.

Victor Frankenstein created the monster by stealing body parts from cemeteries and morgues. He spent countless hours studying and working on his creation. He brought the monster to life on a rainy night in his laboratory. When he saw it, he abandoned it and realized the sadistic things that he had done. By abandoning the monster, Victor was a villain.

He allowed the monster to leave and allowed it to wreak havoc on his life. He allowed himself to be lost in his sickening work and to lose touch with his family.

The monster was not created as being evil. He states that he wanted acceptance from Victor, since he created him. After being abused and scorn by human beings, he decides to hate all humans. He realizes in his journeys that he is ugly and hideous. He states, "All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things!" Now the monster was hateful and vicious. He vowed to hurt Victor in any way possible. He followed Victor back to Geneva. He killed his brother William, his wife Elizabeth, and his friend Henry Clerval. The monster was a villain because he committed murders upon innocent people.