In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the monster and his creator, Dr. However, critic Harold Bloom states: "The monster is at once more intellectual and more emotional than his maker the monster is more human than his creator." I agree with this statement. It is the monster's longing for normalcy, love, and vengeance that make him more human than Dr. Frankenstein.
One of the ways the monster is more human than his creator is through his longing for normalcy. When this being awakes in Dr. Frankenstein's lab, all of his senses rush to him at once. In the story he tells Dr. Frankenstein, it takes the monster a long time to distinguish his senses. After wandering for a while, the monster comes to a village. The monster witnesses an engagement between a young man and woman and follows them back to their cottage. The loving way these people act makes the monster feel "sensations of a peculiar and overpowering nature." After he watches the people of the cottage for some months, the monster realizes that he is "a figure hideously deformed and loathsome a monster from which all men fled and whom all men disowned." Discovering how people work gives the monster great knowledge, but also great pain. Because the monster has to discover himself and humanity, he has already been through more than any human has.
Another way the monster is more human than Dr. Frankenstein is though his desire for love. The monster feels shunned by humanity and believes that the only way to find someone who will love him is to have Dr. Frankenstein create her. He says "You must create a female for me with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being. This you alone can do." The monster feels that it is his right to have Dr. Frankenstein create a bride for him because it was Frankenstein who brought him to life and, therefore, causes him great pain and loneliness. Dr. Frankenstein and the monster make an agreement.