After reading the book Frankenstein, people will usually have one of two conclusions as to who the monster really is.
The first and probably the most usual outcome is that the the creation really is the monster and not the creator. The other is that the Victor himself is the monster. This is why in some cases, the name “Frankenstein” is associated with the Monster and not the creator.
Victor Frankenstein betrays nature and the way of life. He is a scientist who’s ambitious acts had created a living creature out of the dead. He had played god. He created a monster that would later cause issues in his life. Once the creature is born and resembles life, the creator had turned his back on it.
The monster even says, “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 (pg).” Frankenstein had betrayed his own creation by abandoning it, without trying to understand it. When God created man he had loved him because he had formed him from his image. In the book Frankenstein, Victor had hated the outer image of the creature. Instead of loving the creature for what it was inside. The creature had no intention of hurting anyone or the creator.
Victor should have seen that in the first place. The monster was good. He had good intentions.
He learned to feel, and felt bad when he did something wrong. He was able to distinguish what was good and what was bad. He had a good soul. Victor on the other hand had no intention of communicating with his creation. He even tells the monster, “Begone! I will not hear you. There can be no community between you and me; we are enemies (pg. 69).” To which the monster replies, “I was benevolent; my soul glowed with love and humanity; but am I not alone, miserably alone (pg 69)?” Victor is ignorant.
He would not see pass the image of the monster in front of him. Even though he could clearly understand that the monster had intellect. The monster learns that it is the only one of its kind. He knows that there is nobody on Earth that could ever love him. Miserable and feelings of betrayal was what set him off. In this case some would say that the monster was more betrayal to Frankenstein, than Frankenstein was to it. The monster had killed his loved ones, which was an act of betrayal, but Frankenstein abandoned the monster.
He should have seen this coming from the