Frankenstein vs the Creature

Topics: Love, Human, Villain Pages: 2 (630 words) Published: March 11, 2013
The main character trait between Victor and the creature is their love of nature. For example, “My country, my beloved country! Who but a native can tell the delight I took in again beholding thy streams, thy mountains, and, more than all, thy lovely lake” (Shelley 52). Even though Victor is grieving over William’s death, he still finds peace and tranquility through nature. The creature also indulges in the beauty of nature and he also finds peace. “Soon a gentle light stole over the heavens, and gave me a sensation on pleasure” (Shelly 75). When Victor left the creature right after he created him, the creature had no one to care for him so he fled to woods and found that nature enlightens him just as it does for his creator. “The sky became clouded; but the air was pure, although chilled by the north-east breeze that was then rising. But it refreshed me, and filled me with such agreeable sensations…” (Shelly 134). When Victor through the female creature in the lake he still found fulfillment in nature. Even though both characters are selfish in their own ways, they both have a gentle side when it comes to nature. One difference between the two characters is that Victor was raised in an environment full of love and compassion. The creature was left to die when created and had no one that loved him. Humans would run at the sight of him or try to hurt him. Even though the creature only wants companionship with other human beings. “ he aimed a gun, which he carried, at my body, and fired.” (Shelly 108). The creature saves a little girl from drowning and yet her father rewards him with a bullet. Another difference is that Victor has everyone in his life yet values none of them while the creature has no one in his life, but values everyone. “Let him live with me in the interchange of kindness, and, instead of injury, I would bestow every benefit upon him with tears of gratitude at his acceptance.” (Shelley 111). The creature just wants to be accepted by society....
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