The story of Frankenstein is one in which the emotions of love and hate are expressed and felt in many different ways throughout the various characters. Although the character of Victor Frankenstein reveals love for his cousin Elizabeth, his friends and his family at the beginning of the novel, his feelings of hate is what stands out in him the most. His strong hatred towards his creations is what makes Victor Frankenstein the real monster in the story. Victor shows his monstrous attitude through his changes in his priorities, his cowardice actions, and his poor judgment. .
Frankenstein's priorities change very quickly throughout the first twelve chapters of the book. He goes from loving and caring for his family and friends, to being a self-involved scientist. .
"My application was at first fluctuating and uncertain; it gained strength as I proceeded and soon became so ardent and eager that the stars often disappeared in the light of the morning whilst I was yet engaged in my laboratory."" .
At this point in the novel Victor starts to seclude himself, which is when the problems begin. He grows to be very lonely by putting his creation before his friends and family. Victor may not realize this because he is so occupied with his creation, but deep down inside he is requiring the love and company of the people who he cares about to keep him from going mad. .
Victor Frankenstein's cowardice actions are what first truly reveal the monster inside him.
"Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room and continued a long time traversing my bedchamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep."".
This is Victor's first act of cowardice in the story. After all of the time Victor has spent slaving over his dream of creating life, he throws it all away because of what he sees when his experiment awakes.
"The beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.