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Misery made me a friend. Do you think the Monster's unhappiness in anyway justifies his murderous behaviour?

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Misery made me a friend. Do you think the Monster's unhappiness in anyway justifies his murderous behaviour? Frankenstien's monster was not justified in his murderous behavior. His unhappiness was not an exuse to kill inoccent people. Although the monster's unhappiness is caused by humans, he never approached Frankenstien before killing, to ascertain whether there was an alternative solution. I don't feel the monster's behaviour was justified, however i do see some reasoning behind it. Fundamentally he was angry because he was lonelly. His treatment by humans was abominal. This can be seen when he enters a village part way through chapter eleven. He saw the village as a salvation 'How miraculous did this appear!' This all changed when not long after steppin foot into the village he realised there was a darker side to man. ''The whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me, until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons.'' This is the monsters first encounter with humans and he is treated terribly and for no rational reason, simply because he looked different. Although this was a disgusting show of human nature i don't think it justifies the monster killing a boy who did not even live in the village. As the Monster is alone in the world he has nobody to share his problems with. ...read more.


This made it imposable for the monster to fit in. This must of been hard for the Monster. I am sure if he was created to be handsom, and he didnt feel as alienated, he would not be as angry. He wouldn't feel the need to do whathe did, or maybe he would? What if the urge to kill was just inside him? After all he was put together by body parts off other murderers and criminals. Maybe he just couldn't help it? The murderous drive may of come from somewhere inside him and he couldn't control his actions. If this were true surely it would justify him for what he did? Saying the monster wasn't driven by something inside him: As said earlier he was still human, so surely he should obide by human rules. What gave him the right to exercise control and use his strength over others? He came across the young boy, and killed him for no reason. Willie had done nothin wrong to the monster, appart from scream and struggle as any scared child would. He knew nothing of what Victor had done and was nothing to do with it. So why did he deserve to be murdered? This could indicate the Monster felt no guilt for his actions. It takes an evil person to kill an inocent small boy barely old enough to fend for himself. ...read more.


He may of even been able to make the Monster more attractive or helped him fit in more socially. As he was a very respected man. I feel that the Monster was not justified in his murderous behaviour. I think that he had a lot of difficult situations to get through but things could of been resolved differently. An equimilation of all the things caused the monster to snap and do what he did in my opinion. The reason which makes up my mind is that he didn't try to approach Frankenstein before he lashed out. A lot of a pain could of been avoided that way and in the end, the Monster still didn't get what he wanted. Victor was a very respeced man and came from a respected familly, withhis help i feel the Monster could of eventually been accepted by people: Take 'The Elephant Man', his story is very similar to the Monster's. He was a man who had a disease causing his ead to be very large and have large tumors all over his body. He was very diformed and ugly. He was always looked at as a freak. He was abused by other humans around him but never had the strength to seek revenge. He was found by a doctor who looked after him and helped him. After a lot of education and confidence building he was eventually accepted into the community. The help of the doctor made 'The Elephant Man' feel wanted and gave him a meaning to his life. He died a happy man. ...read more.

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