Frankenstein’s Monster and His Search for Self

The word “Frankenstein” immediately makes a green, deformed monster pop into one’s head, but many do not know that Frankenstein is not actually the monster in the novel The book tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, who was fascinated with science and decides to build a creature using diseased body parts and bring it to life. After creating it, Victor is horrified by his creation and the monster runs away. The monster’s seek for his purpose and hunger for revenge towards his creator because of his loneliness causes him to destroy everyone in his life. The monster also makes sure that Victor knows that everything he is doing and everyone he is killing is because of him in order to make him feel remorse. The monster asks Victor for a companion, which he denies as well.“Monster stands at the threshold of becoming” is the theory that states that the monster will be pushed away geographically and psychologically away, but they will always return, with more knowledge and will always ask why they were created.

This theory best describes them monster in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley because the monster in the novel wants to acquire knowledge, questions his existence, and will always return when he is pushed away. “The Monster stands at the threshold of becoming” from Joseph Cohen is the best theory to portray the monster in Frankenstein. This theory best exemplifies the monster in the novel because the monster wants to acquire knowledge. “Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even YOU turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance.

Satan had his companions, fellow-devils, to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred” (Shelley,110-111). After learning to read, the monster finds Victor’s papers in the pocket of the coat he was wearing. This papers wrote a…