Head:“This trait of kindness moved me sensibly. I had been accustomed, during the night, tosteal a part of their store for my own consumption; but in doing this I inflicted pain on thecottagers” (Shelley 212).The monster realizes that he is hurting the cottagers and realizes his dreams of wantingto desperately fit into their circle of kindness and selflessness. This causes the monsterto portray his feelings towards people in a more positive way rather than seekingattention negatively. However, the monster becomes attached to the cottagers, and isabandoned and gets the high emotions that go along with it later in the book, and thisalso allows the reader to get a further understanding of the monster’s true character.“You must create a female for me with whom I can live in the interchange of thosesympathies necessary for my being. This you alone can do and I demand it of you as aright which you must not refuse to concede” (Shelley 285).The monster believes that it is just that Victor Frankenstein at least gives him acompanion, so that he no longer has to suffer from the abandonment that DoctorFrankenstein left him with. The monster visions that his life will be more filled with joy ifhe has a companion.Eyes:“My protectors had departed and had broken the only link that held me to the world”(Shelley 272).The monster wakes up to find the only people that have ever come to love him gone.When he sees that these people are no longer in his life he is filled with “feelings ofrevenge and hatred [that] filled [his] bosom, and [he] did not strive to control them” thisoverwhelms him and causes him to destroy things around him (Shelley 272). Not onlydoes the monster destroy things around him he takes his feelings out on bystanders;not because he is evil, but because he is similar to a child and cannot handle theemotions that go along with his abandonment.
“I had admired the perfect forms of my cottagers-their grace, beauty, and delicatecomplexions; but how was I terrified when I viewed myself in a transparent pool! At first Istarted back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror; andwhen I became fully convinced that I was in reality a monster”(Shelley 220).The monster admires the beauty of the human beings he sees; this in turn makes himwant to be more similar to them. The monster sees that he is truly a monster and beginsto partially understand the feelings behind the words people say to him.Ears:“Monster! Ugly wretch! You wish to eat me and tear me to pieces. You are an ogre”(Shelley 281).The monster remembers the mean things that people say to him that caused him to bean outcast. These words that the monster hears ultimately cause him to harm people,because of his life of hearing them and feeling so depressed due to it. The monsterwants to be-loved, and these words are a constant reminder that he isnot, nor never willbe.“I found that these people possessed a method of communicating their experience andfeelings to one another by articulate sounds. I perceived the word they spokesometimes produced pleasure or pain” (Shelley 214).Frankenstein is discovering senses and feelings through him hearing these words thatthe people are speaking. This is crucial to his personal growth as he can hear thewords, and can sense the connotation of the word despite knowing the word or not, andcan use that to communicate with the humans as he hopes to do. This also allows thereader to understand the sensitive side of the character as he struggles to learn thisforeign language to win the love of the cottagers.
Mouth:“All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond allliving things! Yet you, my creator detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou artbound my ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us” (Shelley 185).The monster makes the arguments to Victor Frankenstein that his own creature that hascreated him has abandoned him. A song that matches the characters arguments is “IHate Everything about You” by 3 Days Grace, in that the lyrics say, “I hate everythingabout you, why do I love you?” The monster loves his master, merely because he hascreated him, but at the same time, he hates that this man has abandoned him. It issimilar to a father abandoning a child.“I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated bymankind?”(Shelley 287).The monster makes this argument when Victor refuses to make him a companion. It isevident throughout the book that the monster turns everything that he does wrong backonto Victor. The monster does this to ensure that Victor listens to him, and it serves topoint out Victor’s fatal flaw. The monster knows what he wants and makes it very clearthrough his language and arguments.
Nose:“I found a fire which had been left by some wandering beggars, and was overcome withdelight at the warmth I experienced from it” (Shelley 196).The monster comes across the fire and since “[he] saw, felt, heard, and smelt at thesame time” and “It was, indeed, a long time before [he] learned to distinguish betweenthe operations of [his] various senses” he would have been curious to smell it, and seewhat that did to his senses (Shelley 194). This is the first step to the intellectual thinkingof the monster. In addition, this is one of the scents associated with his abandonmentfrom Victor Frankenstein. This particular scent triggers the monster’s anger anddepression.“As night advanced I placed a variety of combustibles around the cottage, and afterhaving destroyed every vestige of cultivation in the garden, I waited with forcedimpatience until the moon had sunk to commence my operations” (Shelley 272).Once the monster was abandoned the second time, he surrounds himself with the scentof fire through placing the cottage on fire. The scent of fire is the first smell the fire hadexperienced, although not directly stated it is evident due to the strong odor smoke putsoff. Therefore, this scent alone just brings back the feeling of abandonment anddepression that he had felt when he first arrived to the cottage.