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The creature is the man victor can never be

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The Creature is the man Victor can never be? Victor neglects his paternal duties as soon as he realises them. He runs away from the creature at the moment of birth and shows negligence immediately to his child. This highlights how pathetic Victor is, he cannot commit himself to anyone apart from himself .In comparison the creature desires a family so he won't be alone, unlike Victor. He goes to great lengths in a quest for a companion, he makes threats and kills people to ensure himself of a companion. Victor has a family who care for him very much, but he shows very little regard to them and their feelings, however the creature is dedicated to a family who don't even realise is existence. The creature expresses an ongoing desire for companionship, whereas Victor never expresses that he is lonely, he just wallows in his own self pity. Victor has all the creature wants, whereas Victor couldn't care less, it is this ignorance of other's feelings that makes Victor a much lesser man than the creature. ...read more.


When with Justine in prison he claims, "deep and bitter agony that she will never feel," to himself, he thinks he is suffering more than someone on death row. In the entire novel Victor never helps out anyone, which is why the creature is a better person than Victor. Victor is also self obsessed with his own feelings after the deaths of William, Justine, and Clerval he generally thinks about himself and his own feelings. After William's death he mentions nothing of pity or sadness for William. Also on his way home he doesn't hurry to consul his family, he says, "I slackened on my journey," as well as being self obsessed with his own emotions he is also not very good at perceiving how others are feeling, such as his father who asks him, "do you think I do not suffer,| which shows how self obsessed Victor is with his feelings that he completely ignores other people's feelings. The creature however is on a completely different level, he perceives that the De Laceys are in poverty yet with no previous understanding of what it is. ...read more.


It also raises the idea that the creature is excited by killing. It fulfils its stereotype as a monster, it says, "Slutted myself with their shriek and misery," the creature goes from a kind and innocent person to essentially an evil one, whereas Victor doesn't set out to hurt anyone purposely but manages to do so through his ego. In his pursuit for knowing and understanding everything he hurts his family and friends. Victor also hurts people without motive whereas the creature has a reasonable reason for doing what he does to people. The creature is caring and faithful to the De Laceys, but is also very sad throughout the novel and rarely feels joy. I think a lot of the novel is to do with Victor's ego, he always want more, and has a high opinion of himself in the way that he is going through more pain, or that his family cannot understand. He thinks he is better than everyone else which is quite sad. In conclusion Victor takes for granted what he has, but the creature will never have. Victor has neglected and feels no feelings towards the creature. For what the creature has been through and how he has behaved he shows himself to be a much better person. ...read more.

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