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Frankenstein's Monster.

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Frankenstein's Monster In the beginning of the story, Elizabeth who was adopted daughter of Victor Frankenstein's parents falls ill to a deadly illness, which is called scarlet fever. Victor Frankenstein's mother nurses Elizabeth, and she finally gets better; however Victor Frankenstein's mother contracts the illness with fatal consequences. Victor Frankenstein becomes very upset when his mother dies. This event make Victor Frankenstein very determined to study and become a doctor and preserve life. Victor Frankenstein goes to a university in Ingolstadt to study. He seems to be in two minds about his, "departure for Ingolstadt, which had been deferred by these events", because he feels guilty about leaving the house of mourning so soon but he is very eager to study. When Frankenstein begins his study at the university, he becomes interested in bringing people back to life. He becomes so interested that he convinces himself that he could revive a dead human being back to life, "one of the phenomena which had peculiarly attracted my attention was the structure of the human frame, and indeed, any animal endued with life." The next part of the story is when Victor Frankenstein creates the creature and he tries to bring him to life by using electricity, "I collected the instruments of life around me, might I infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing ." Once the creature gains life, Victor Frankenstein describes the creature as a "demon" and a "wretch". ...read more.


One other way is the way that Frankenstein flees his creation "The miserable monster whom I had created. He held up the curtains of the bed; and his eyes, if they maybe called, were fixed on me. His jaws opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks. He might have spoken, but I did not hear; one hand was stretched out seeming to detain me, but I escaped and rushed down the stairs. I took refuse in the courtyard belonging to the house, which I inhabited." This makes you feel sympathy towards the monster because Frankenstein should be like a father towards the monster and help him through the early stages of his life but instead he abandons him leaves him to survive on his own. Probably the monster feels frightened, and confused, as he is like a newborn baby unaware of anything also not knowing anything. Uneducated, Victor Frankenstein's creation is forced to fend for itself, and find food, even he doesn't know how to or what food is. "I again went out in search of berries." Frankenstein's creature also senses cold and is scared when it goes dark because no one has told him what coldness and dark are. Again this makes the reader feel sympathy for the creature. As he only has a cloak to keep him warm. ...read more.


As well as feeling emotional pain he feels physical pain. At this point he vows revenge against Dr Frankenstein and the human race. The reader will feel sympathy towards the monster because when he stumbled upon a village he lived in a hovel he learnt to love the villagers and even cut the wood through the winter for them. They were the only ones who he thought would love him but they horrified by him and hit him with sticks. This is when the creature first feels hate against humans and vows war against them, he describes the humans as 'barbaric' "The whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me, until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of weapons". The creature leaves the village out of anger and hurt until he reaches a small cottage on the outskirts of the village. The creature seeks shelter in a shed next to the house. From this shed the creature is able to observe the family that occupy the cottage. At night the creature steals food from the family. The creature shows signs of kindness by helping the family by doing family chores, like searching for firewood. When the creature reveals him self to the family most of them retreat into the woods while some violently attacked him "He dashed me to the ground and struck me violently with a stick." The Victor Frankenstein's creature explains how he could have easily torn him limb from limb but he didn't because of his good nature. John Cooper ...read more.

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