In Mary Shelley’s, Frankenstein, one could believe that Shelley purposely made Victor and the creature very similar to show that just because of how a person looks does not mean they are different than a beautiful human being. Victor and the creature are not alike in their physical appearance but their personalities are nearly parallel. They both have an appreciation for nature, as well as a desire to be part of a loving family.
Victor and the creature both share a deep appreciation for nature and its beauty. Both of these characters look to natures beauty almost as like a getaway from the hurt and stress of their everyday lives. Victor has such a strong passion for nature. Victor says this which would back his admiration for nature, “During this short voyage I saw the lightning playing on the summit of Mont Blanc in the most beautiful figures. The storm appeared to approach rapidly, and, on landing, I ascended a low hill, that I might observe its progress. It advanced; the heavens were clouded, and I soon felt the rain coming slowly in large drops, but its violence quickly increased. While I watched the tempest, so beautiful yet terrific, I wandered on with a hasty step.”
In the creature’s very first spring he was about as lonely as one could possibly be. However, when the creature realized the beauty of the world and of nature it lifted his spirits. He was lonely, but however, he was not completely unhappy because the beauty of nature gave the creature peace.
Victor and the creature both are very desiring over a loving family. Although Victor had a loving family at the beginning of his life, this changed. The creature however never had a loving mother, father, siblings, or significant other. The creature was thrown into society practically as a newborn child. He did not know right from wrong. He had no social skills. He was destined for failure. All because of his hideous outside appearance.
Throughout the novel the creature expresses his deep desire for something that he can love and that will love him in return. There is a quote that could sum up how deeply the creature hurts to just be a normal human being from when he lived with cottagers. “I had admired the perfect form of my cottagers- their grace, beauty, and delicate complexions; but how was I terrified when I viewed myself in a transparent pool! At first I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror; and when I became fully convinced that I was in reality the monster that I am, I was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification. Alas! I did not yet entirely know the fatal effects of this miserable deformity.”
Along with the creature, Victor desires a family as well. VIctor had a loving caring family when he was a youth, but when he became an adult and left for further education, he left his family and Elizabeth. In which they grew apart. At the beginning of the novel there is a passage that would describe how...