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The namelessness of Frankenstein's monster

            Frankenstein's monster is a fictional character that created by Mary Shelley in her novel Frankenstein published in 1818. The novel is mainly composed of three characters. Walton, a young captain who sails toward the North Pole in hopes of finding the "dangerous mysteries" of the north. Dr. Frankenstein, the scientist that the captain's ship come on and who tell his story about obsessing with his desire to penetrate the secret of life and create a "perfect" creature. And, the monster, the creature and the abandoned by Victor Frankenstein. The book's center is the monster's own story, which he seeks acceptance, accompany and even turns to seek revenge, and kills all Frankenstein's lovers. However, in the whole story, this important component, the monster, is not even given a name by his creator. This namelessness not only depicts the monster's status to Victor and the monster himself in the novel but also extends a misunderstanding of whom the real Frankenstein is from the readers.
             The namelessness of the monster may be first result of Victor's horror to the creature he made."How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and I had to form?'' (59) Victor was too scared to even take a second to think about a name when he first saw how monstrous it looked. Then, Victor turned to angry and despair for his expectation becoming a mistake. "I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body. For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardor that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart." Only at the first sight, does Victor shows his despise to his creature, let alone giving a name to it. Moreover, as the story develops, the monster's behavior such as killing William, Henry Clerval and Elizabeth, Frankenstein's brother, good friend and his new wife turns Victor to more disgusting to him.

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