In Mary Shelly’s book Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein creates a creature that lives a life of rejection. The creature felt that “all men hate the wretched; how then must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things” (Shelly 95). This shows that no one wanted him. Rejection had a negative impact on the creature, which is seen through his anger and violent actions.
To begin, the creature feels angry throughout the book. After being attacked by Felix the creature was wondering why he didn’t commit suicide. The creature’s “feelings were those of rage and revenge” (130). The creature was angry because the ones who taught him so much yet rejected him so easily. When the creature saved the young girl and was shot thought:
This was then the reward of my benevolence! I had saved a human being from destruction, and as a recompense I now writhed under the miserable pain of a wound which shattered the flesh and bone. The feelings of kindness and gentleness which I had entertained but a few moments before gave way to a hellish rage and gnashing of teeth. Inflamed by pain, I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind (135).
Here the creature expresses the anger as a hellish rage and gnashing of teeth. He feels anger because he was rejected and shot after saving someone. When the creature got to Geneva he rested, “Which was disturbed by the approach of a beautiful child… ‘Hideous monster! Let me go. My papa is a syndic – he is M. Frankenstein’… ‘You then belong to my enemy – him who I have sworn eternal vengeance; you shall be my first victim’… my heart swelled with exultation and hellish triumph” (136). When William mentioned the name Frankenstein the creature got angry for the rejection his creator had done to him. The creature killed William trying to silence him from rejecting him, calling him names, which is another example of the creature’s anger toward rejection. That was how the creature feels about rejection in the book.