The Creature

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  • The Creature
    • Paradise Lost
      • The creature has conflicting thoughts regarding his real stance in society and the world. He struggles to understand through his readings whether he is to relate to the character to man, or the character of Satan in Paradise Lost.
        • Satan, written from a romanticist view, is depicted in an intelligent fashion, similar to the qualities of the creature.
      • "But Paradise Lost excited different and far deeper emotions...it moved ever feeling of wonder and awe...Like Adam, I was created apparently united by no link to any other existence"
    • Relationship with Victor
      • Misguided and insecure, the creature resents himself and therefore resents his creator Victor. However, his prevailing innocence suggests that he does love Victor and is desperate for love.
    • Relationship with humanity  (De Lacy's)
  • Through reading books such as Paradise Lost, he is able to decipher the world around him- he describes how the wonders of man bring him to both sublimity and depression.
    • Paradise Lost
      • The creature has conflicting thoughts regarding his real stance in society and the world. He struggles to understand through his readings whether he is to relate to the character to man, or the character of Satan in Paradise Lost.
        • Satan, written from a romanticist view, is depicted in an intelligent fashion, similar to the qualities of the creature.
      • "But Paradise Lost excited different and far deeper emotions...it moved ever feeling of wonder and awe...Like Adam, I was created apparently united by no link to any other existence"
  • Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed?
    • Relationship with Victor
      • Misguided and insecure, the creature resents himself and therefore resents his creator Victor. However, his prevailing innocence suggests that he does love Victor and is desperate for love.
  • Yet mine shall not be the submission of abject slavery. I will revenge my injuries; if I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear
    • remembered that I was forever deprived of the delights that such beautiful creatures could bestow
      • He wishes to be a member of society and envies any who possess the power of beauty. He believes that society's superficiality only accepts another if they are physically attractive, hence why he is an outcast member of society.
      • Relationship with humanity  (De Lacy's)
    • He relies on the De Lacy's "protectors", as he finds comfort in the fact that they have, too, been shunned from society.
      • He wishes to be a member of society and envies any who possess the power of beauty. He believes that society's superficiality only accepts another if they are physically attractive, hence why he is an outcast member of society.
    • "Agatha fainted, and Safie, unable to attend to her friend, rushed out of the cottage. Felix darted forward, and with supernatural force tore me from his father,"
      • Even these humans, he believed were tainted with kindness, shun him from their outcast society.
        • "Agatha fainted, and Safie, unable to attend to her friend, rushed out of the cottage. Felix darted forward, and with supernatural force tore me from his father,"
        • "But my heart sank within me as with bitter sickness, and I refrained."
          • Guilty or Innocent?
            • The Creature
            • "I rushed from my hiding-place and with extreme labour, from the force of the current, saved her and dragged her to shore. "
              • Guilty or Innocent?
              • Heroic and paternal stance- evidence that the best of us are born with an innate tendency to protect, something that Victor does not possess.
                • "I rushed from my hiding-place and with extreme labour, from the force of the current, saved her and dragged her to shore. "
                • "Frankenstein! you belong then to my enemy--to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim."
                  • His reasoning behind the murder of William is warped and inhumane- it is arguable that he has not been taught how to cope with such emotion, but the straight conclusion to murder is somewhat villainous and evil.
                    • "Frankenstein! you belong then to my enemy--to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim."
                    • "It was your journal of the four months that preceded my creation."
                      • Important turning point in the relationship between the two- the first time the creature is able to see sparks of happiness concerning his Father and his creation. Perhaps accounts for the creatures undying attempts to win back Victors attention and care.
                        • "It was your journal of the four months that preceded my creation."
                        • "I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind."
                          • "If, therefore, I could seize him and educate him as my companion and friend, I should not be so desolate in this peopled earth."
                            • He believes that because the boy has not been seasoned to prejudice, he will be able to use him as a companion and relieve his loneliness.  However, he learns the lesson that companionship cannot simply be stolen, it must be earned. This interestingly contrasts to Elizabeth's appearance into the novel, where she is simply brought in and offered companionship without having to earn it.
                              • "If, therefore, I could seize him and educate him as my companion and friend, I should not be so desolate in this peopled earth."

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