Frankenstein

B.J.

The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley has plenty of revenge in its context. The revenge in this novel will be shown in the paragraphs to come. Although there was a lot of revenge, there was also kindness shown, not only by the creature, but also by some of the other characters. This novel is great because of these changes in feelings. The creature, at first, was good and kind, next, he was starting to become aware of his hatred toward Victor, and finally the revenge starts to come into play.


The creature, when he was brought to life, was very kind and loving. ?I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend? (p. 84). Soon after this benevolence and kindness, he began to learn about murder and bloodshed. This is about the time it went down hill. ?For a long time I could not conceive how one man could go forth to murder his fellow, or even why there were laws and governments; but when I heard details of vice and bloodshed, my wonder ceased and I turned away with disgust and loathing? (p. l04).


The hatred became pointed at Victor. Victor brought him to life, and as soon as he brought him to this world, he left him with no supervision. This creature could not in any way be happy. He was just too different from everybody else. He pondered upon this, and the hatred grew toward his creator. ?From this moment I declared everlasting war against him who had formed me and sent me forth to this insupportable misery,? (p. l2l). The revenge against Victor became an every day occurrence in his mind. His revenge grew, and in a matter of time he would explode. ?My daily vows rose for revenge?a deep and deadly revenge, such as would alone compensate for the outrages and anguish I had endured? (p. 126).


The revenge that he had held inside all of this time was now being unleashed. He took his first victim. ?You belong to my enemy to him who I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim? (p. l27). After the first victim, hi confronted Victor. He forced Victor to make a female creature like himself?ugly. If Victor did not come through with this, the creature would start to hurt his friends and family. Victor thought about it for a long time, and came to the conclusion of destroying what he had already started of the female monster. ?The wretch saw me destroy the creature on who?s future existence he depended for happiness, and with a howl of devilish despair and revenge withdrew? (p. l5l).


The creature at first was good and kind, next he was starting to become aware of hatred toward Victor, and finally the revenge starts t come into play. The creature?s revenge was uncontrollable. Victor made him superior to man. He was unstoppable. Victor knew he had made a mistake by making this creature. Victor also paid the ultimate price for this.