Posted: November 21st, 2022
3. Why does Frankenstein’s monster kill in the novel? This is a deceptively simple question, so let me elaborate just a bit. What is his reason and motive for revenge? How does the monster admit that all of his killing could have been avoided? What moral burden does this place on us as readers?
A man, or creature as we call him, is created and taught nothing. Similar to the movie I watched, I, Frankenstein has no soul and therefor knows not how to love, care, be good or bad. It can only learn from what it is taught and it’s surroundings. Since the creature was abandon by his creator and is turned away by society because of his looks, he begins to know nothing but hate. He seems to pick up on bad behavior and becomes angry and soon revengeful. In the novel the creature is treated horrible, unwanted and hated and it seems because of this he begins to kill. What if he was treated with love, respect and most of all accepted even with his looks? His feelings and mannerism would be that much more different and the urge to kill and be so revengeful would almost not exist. Who is to blame? In this novel it would be Victor. The monsters killings are all do to impose pain on Victor and what he has done to him.
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