The Real Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Last Friday, I was able to sit down and chat with Frankenstein’s monster. I got to know the real Frankenstein (who prefers being called Stein). He opened up how it felt to be abandoned by his creator, chemist - physiologist Victor Frankenstein and to be the one who instigated his depression. Denied by Dad When Frankenstein created his monster, he envisioned a beautiful, elaborate-minded individual. Instead, he made an oversized, lanky, inarticulate fellow. Frankenstein abandoned his spawn and left him to fend for himself. “How painful was it to have your creator flee his home to escape you, his own creation. Frankenstein’s monster expresses. “I cause my creator perpetual despair and anguish -- just by existing! How could you,” Stein demanded…show more content…
Was this his destiny, his first and final cause? Was Stein destined to live eternity in the frigid hands of solitude? Watching Closely in Confinement Finding sanctuary in a hovel attached to a small cottage, Frankenstein learned the language and learned the customs of his land. Finally, safe from the glaring eyes of humanity and the “barbarity of man” (as Stein describes us), he came to know and love the destitute family. He listened and learned, in silence. Here with the family, he found purpose. They were his protectors. He studied, he scavenged for wood, and he slept. It was a quiet, but meaningful life. After months of mental practise and preparation, Stein acquired the courage necessary to approach and reveal himself to the family, starting with blind and warm-hearted De Lacey. “De Lacey was kind in his words and his expressions,” Stein related. “He did not refuse entry to the stranger that he was utterly blind to. He welcomed me, – poor, unaware man – a wretch, into his home. If only, I had stayed in my meek hovel. Instead, my alone nature compelled me to bond and form relations with the family I so closely
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