When he learns about love he is then curious about his own background “where were my friends and relations? What was I? ” This is where we first witness bitterness inside the creature when he discovers Frankenstein’s journal in his pocket, he learns about the disgust and regret Victor held towards him. These made the monster sickened and it is the start of the hatred he has towards Frankenstein. He is saddened that his creature is repelled by him and he is even repulsed by his own looks “god, in pity made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance.
Satan had his companions, fellow devils, to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred” At this stage the monster is feeling “wretched” Sympathy for the monster deepens as he tries to be accepted in life by showing kindness, but these acts are spurned, now are sympathies are truly with the creature. He is attacked again, this time by the cottagers and then he discovers that “my protectors had departed, and had broken the only link that held me to the world.” The rage that has been building up inside him turns to rage and he wishes that he had destroyed the cottagers and “glutted myself with their shrieks of misery” although there is some compassion inside the creature there is some early warning signs that this rage is now becoming uncontrollable “for the first time the feelings of revenge and hatred filled my bosom, and I did not strive to control them. ” He takes his anger out on “inanimate objects”. So he burns down the cottage, symbolically unleashing the fire within him but yet almost in a childish tantrum.Now our sympathy towards the creature wavers. He regains his compassion when he saves the life of a young girl, but again he is rewarded by hatred, he is shot and at this point “vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind. ” He then desires to take revenge for his suffering he strives to find a companion, someone young who will not be bias toward him; he stumbles upon a young boy and naively thinks that he will willingly become his companion because of his age.
When the boy verbally abuses him he finds out that he is indeed related to Frankenstein and so he thinks by murdering his relative he is one step closer to full revenge toward Victor ” I gazed on my victim and my heart swelled with exultation and hellish triumph, I too, can create desolation; my enemy is not vulnerable, this death will carry despair to him and a thousand other miseries shall torment and destroy him” The creature plots to seek more revenge on Victor and so plants evidence on a close friend, Justine, so that she will be executed.The turning point for both characters is when they both meet and Victor hears the monsters story, he is at first bewildered but when the monster bribes Frankenstein into making him a companion (which is very naive as who is to say that this creature will love him back) he is angry and he refuses the proposal “I do refuse “, “shall I create another like yourself, whose joint wickedness might desolate the world!” This is quite a strong statement as it shows Frankenstein’s towards the creature; this is showing Frankenstein’s evil side by not taking into consideration the creatures feelings. The creatures reply is quite surprising as he seems rather calm and collected when he hears that he may never have a companion and he disagrees with him “you are wrong, and instead of threatening I am content to reason with you. I am malicious because I am miserable. ” The creature tries the sympathy vote with Victor and he tries to justify himself “Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind?You my creator, would tear me to pieces, and triumph; remember that, and tell me why I should pity man more than he pities me? ” Victor is surprised by the creature’s sensitivity, he consents to the demand of a female in the hope that the creature will stick to his word and leave Europe and in turn freeing him of his fear of being murdered by the creature and his guilty conscience.
As Victor thinks through the creation of another creature he realizes the drastic effects it c could have on the human race.Frankenstein then realizes how selfish he had been and began to consider the consequences “they might even hate eachother; the creature who already loathed its own deformity, and might not conceive a greater abhorrence for it when it came before his eyes in the female form? She also might turn with disgust from him to the superior beauty of man; she might quit him and he be again alone, exasperated by the fresh provocation of being deserted by one of his own species.” These quotes show Victors horror of what might happen if he were to create another creature, his conscience makes him destroy the second creature which the monster witnesses “trembling with passion, tore to pieces the thing on which I was engaged. The wretch saw me destroy the creature on whose future existence he depended for happiness. And with a howl of devilish despair and revenge he withdrew. ” The creature went to his room and asked “you have destroyed the work which you began; what is it that you intend? Do you dare break your promise?” Frankenstein replied with “be gone, I do break my promise”This shows that Frankenstein is no longer moved by the creatures sensitivity.
The creature is now content with the thought of the devastation he could cause Victor and the revenge which he describes as “dearer than light or food”. All sympathy that we ever had towards the creature is gone at this stage as we realize that the creature is truly evil and will not stop until he has destroyed everyone dear to the creator. Frankenstine is overwhelmed with guilt and despair as he watches one by one his loved ones taken away from him by the creature thsat he had created.The final murder of Elizabeth and Frankenstein decides that the only way to find peace is to “collect my funeral pile and consume to ashes this miserable frame. ” “I shall die. ” Upon Victor’s death the monster stands before his corpse and begs for pardon.
He stands there as a completely tamed creature who takes no pleasure in his success. He praises Victor’s generosity and devotion and, in fact, calls himself Victor’s murderer an expression of regret that he did not come foreword sooner to ask for forgiveness. There is a sense of absolute despair in the monsters address that completely contradicts the idea of his inherently violent nature.