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Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live?

Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge. I could with pleasure have destroyed the cottage and its inhabitants and have glutted myself with their shrieks and misery. The monster believes that the blame for his suffering lies with his creators cruelty and indifference, rather than with something innate in himself. He also believes that his harmful actions are the result of nurture rather than nature, and justifies them to himself thus.

I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on. These are the words spoken by the creature over his creators dead body, recounted in Waltons final letter to his sister. This outburst of wrathful self-pity and envy as the monster questions the injustice of how he has been treated all his life compellingly captures his inner being, giving both Walton and us as the reader a glimpse into the suffering that has motivated his crimes. This line also evokes the motif of abortion: the monster is an unwanted life, a creation abandoned and shunned by his creator.

I beheld the wretch the miserable monster whom I had created. He held up the curtain of the bed; and his eyes, if eyes they may be called, were fixed on me. His jaws opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks. He might have spoken, but I did not hear; one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped and rushed downstairs. I took refuge in the courtyard belonging to the house which I inhabited, where I remained during the rest of the night, walking up and down in the greatest agitation, listening attentively, catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life. Frankenstein beholds with horror his unholy creation. Up until now, observing him as an inanimate object, he has marvelled at his experiment, and thought himself close to God, in creating someone in his own image. Once brought to life, however, he realises the true horror of hat he has done, as the creature is alive and human as anyone, but because of his size and monstrous appearance, will be feared and abhorred on sight.