Was Frankenstein’s Monster Evil
By: Rowan Houston
No the creature was not evil; the creature never wanted to harm anyone but was harmed by people that did not know him. “The whole village was roused some fled, some attacked. He helped a poor family but was beaten by them “I found that doing this I inflicted pain on the cottagers, I abstained and satisfied myself with berries, nuts, and roots”. “I discovered also another means through which I enabled to assist their labours”. The only reason he harms anyone is if they upset him or it will make Victor upset. “The wind fanned the fire, and the cottage was quickly enveloped by the flames”. “Frankenstein! You belong to my enemy-to him I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim”. The creature was lonely and just wanted a friend with him that was not afraid of him and would not beat him. “I look around and I have no relation or friend upon the earth. The creature was kind and nice but people judged him before they even talked to him, they would beat him or run away just from the sight of him. “But a fatal prejudice clouds their eyes, and where they ought to see a feeling and kind friend, they behold only a detestable monster”. The creature might not have killed Victor’s friends and family if he was nice to the creature, but Victor was unkind towards the creature. The creature’s worst enemy Victor was the only person he ever felt close to in his lifetime, and was extremely sad after Victor’s death. He states that after seeing Victor dead that he is going up north to kill himself because no one else ever talked to him. So if people acted kind instead of angry and scared towards the monster they would notice how nice he actually was.