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Relationship Between The Monster And His Creator

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In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein and the monster are connected in a complex relationship. Frankenstein’s monster is submissive to his creator, Victor, who is the only man with the knowledge of creating another of his kind. On the other hand, Frankenstein is passive to his creation, because physically, it is stronger than he and has the capability of murdering his entire circle of family and friends, and it doesn’t take much effort for him to do so. Their relationship is not marked by a “Super-Hero” pattern.
After relating the tragedy of being rejected by Felix’s Family, the creature begs Frankenstein to have mercy on him. The monster asks Frankenstein of a favor: ...view middle of the document...

The creature has a method of desolating Victor’s heart. His plan is not to kill Victor directly but rather to kill those that Victor loves. The monster will dominate via threats, and that is emphasized later in the novel, when Victor makes the decision of not creating the other monster. The monster confronts Victor, saying “remember, I shall be with you on your wedding-night” (153). This implies that on Victors wedding night the creature plans to kill her. The monster restates his dominance to Victor at another time, saying also: “You are my creator; but I am your master; obey!” (152) Here Frankenstein’s creation reasserts a belief that, although Victor created him, he is not obligated to obey him. He believes that his physical skill and expertise makes him Victor’s master, despite the fact that no matter who he kills to show spite toward Victor, he can never be happy, for he will never find a mate.
Furthermore, both the creature and Victor Frankenstein are worthy of sympathy and contentment. Frankenstein deserves ridicule for assembling a living being that he neglects for the simple fact that it is not a pretty sight to look at. His neglect causes Victor to roam the country of England in search and hopes of finding guidance and friendship, neither of which he receives. Nevertheless, it is difficult to not feel sorry for Victor. It must be hard on him seeing that all of his loved ones die at the hands of his creature. He has a very valid reason for not creating another fiend. The risk of having two creatures mating and creating a race of terrorizing beast would pose a huge threat to the world. Victor doesn’t...

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