Analyse Justine’s statement, “I believe that I have no enemy on earth, and none surely would have been wicked as to destroy me wantonly”.
Justine’s statement was explaining on how the different circumstances were heavily and fatally being weighed against him. Justine had only been left to conjecture about all the probabilities through which it would have been placed in his pocket. Justine wanted to get an answer on whether the murder had placed it there.
“I commit my cause to the justice of my judges, yet I see no room for hope” (Shelley 65). He knows of an opportunity that had afforded him believe that he had no enemy on earth, and nobody could have been wicked enough to destroy him wantonly.
If the creature successfully integrated into society (for example, the DeLacey family), would Frankenstein still want to destroy him? Why, or why not?
If the creature successfully integrated into society, Frankenstein would still have wanted to destroy him. When Victor was creating the being, he only wanted to create life and dispel death, but now he is only thinking of destroying the creature.
When the monster appeared at Victor’s window, and Victor realised his “malice and treachery” he ended up destroying the female monster (Shelley 67). Although the creature stops cutting eating their food and cutting wood while placing it at their door every night, Frankenstein would still proceed to kill it.
Is the creature responsible for his actions? Why, or why not?
The creature is responsible for his actions. He never chooses to be alienated, which is unlike his inventor. The other thing that shows that the creature is responsible for his actions was through the contact with the villagers when they were throwing stones at it to make it leave them.
“I had hardly placed my foot within the door before the children shrieked, and one of the women fainted. The whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me.” (Shelley 94). People were afraid of the creature, but it decided not to do anything or perhaps respond to how they were mistreating him.
Why does the creature decide to kill Frankenstein’s family and friends, rather than Victor himself?
The creature hopes that the little boy will be his friend. The boy wanted to get away while revealing who he was. The creature, therefore, kills the boy as a means of getting to Victor.
Victor had a belief that his family understands better why the monster decided to kill William, and through that, they would have caught the monster (Shelley 67).
Another reason why the monster did not kill Victor is that he was not at home when the murder was taking place. Victor believed that he had been seen as a madman if he told who he believed had murdered William.
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. Broad-view Press, 2012.