’s Fault? Essay, Research Paper
Over the centuries people claimed that they were
influenced to do heinous crimes as a result of
the environment they were placed in. Eve was
influenced by the serpent; the Menendez were
influenced by the evilness inflicted upon them
by their parents sin; and teenagers that were
influenced by the satanic music they listened
to. Well, there is a similar case with Mary
Shelly?s Frankenstein. In that, one of the main
characters was influenced to do evil. Because
throughout his miserable existence he sustained
great rejection in the environment he was created
in, as a result of his external appearance.
Throughout the novel the “Monster” seemed to show
some kind of desire to socialize with other
people, however when ever he attempted to
socialize doing so he was rejected for his
The first instance of this was when the monster
was created by Victor Frankenstein, his creator,
was ecstatic with his achievement until the
beast opened his eyes. “?Great God! His yellow
skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and
arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous
black, and following; his teeth of pearly whiteness; but these luxuriance?s only formed a more
horrid contrast with his water eyes,?” When
Victor saw this disgusting sight he immediately
ran away even though the monster had done nothing
to deserve this kind of treatment.
The second instance of rejection is while the
monster was walking he saw a young boy that
seemed to have openly “kind” personality and the
immaturity to not hate someone just for their
disfigured appearance. However when the “Monster”
approached the boy, the child told the “Monster”
that his father, Mr. Frankenstein (Alphonse the
father of Victor) would kill the monster, when
he got there, “?My papa is a Syndic–he is M.
Frankenstein–he will punish you. You dare not
keep me…” But why did the boy despise the
monster so bad that he wanted him dead, was it
because he is ugly, or disfigured.
The last instance of rejection was after realizing he was unusual, the “Monster” encountered a family, called the De Lacey?s, living in a cabin. So to learn all he could from them, the “Monster” watched them in secrecy. Well, after a long and vigorous study he gained the courage to ask the De Lacey?s if they would allow him be a part of their family, as long as he helped them out. Instead of honoring this, the family saw his hideous face they tried to kill him, even though he only had only pure intentions in talking to them.
As retribution of the frequent rejection
throughout his dour existence; he felt that he
could take other lives to make the misery even
The first instance of this is because of Victor?s
disposition towards his creation. The “Monster”
became deranged to seek revenge on him. All
because Frankenstein creating him so hideously
it caused the monster to have a life of torment
in the horrible environment he was created in.
Some of the revenge that Victor sustained was
that his brother, William, and his wife,
Elizabeth were killed.
The second instance of result for all the
rejection, is shown when William threatened the
“Beast” life by being destroyed by Mr.Frankenstein.
(which was actually the father of Victor) The
“Monster” heard the name Frankenstein and
thought it was the same person as his nemesis
creator. So the creature stole the soul from
William?s body, by simply encompassing his hands
around the boy?s esophagus, thus ending the boys
life. “?My papa is a Syndic–he is M.Frankenstein–
he will punish you. You dare not keep me.?
?Frankenstein! You belong to my enemy?to
him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge;
you shall be my first victim”
The last instance of result for the rejection,
is shown when the “Monster” came in peace to
speak to the De Lacey?s, he was deeply depressed
by the spurning and potential slaughtering they
showed and attempted to the “Monster”.
A majority of the offenders of heinous crimes
receive adequate punishment for their crimes.
However the monster never sustained any legal
reprimand for the crimes he committed, and this
was a result of no one coming forward to
prosecute him. Because they felt that it was
the environments fault he became evil, instead
of his own.
The first and most important consequence that
would have been relevant was if Victor would
have came forward to pronounce that he did
create man and he was evil; then Victor might
not have died of depression and nor in vain.
However because Victor felt at fault for the
monster turmoil, he never went to the authorities
to bring the monster to justice. Maybe Victor
didn?t go to the authorities, because he thought
that he would have to take responsibility for the
The second consequence that would have been
relevant was if William would have just talked
to the “Beast” then maybe he would have seen the
pure intentions of his heart to socialize, then
William might have gained a friend instead if
losing his life.
The last consequence that would have been relevant
was if the De Lacey?s would have listened to the
monster, then they might have had a very strong
worker around the house. Maybe by talking and
understanding him they might have spared
Elizabeth?s life down the line.
The Menendez were two brothers who found innocent of killing their parents, because they were abused by them.