In Frankenstein, how does society turn the creature into a monster?

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Society causes the creature to become a monster because of the reactions to his physical appearance, for he is rejected by his maker, excluded from society, and misjudged.

When people see Victor Frankenstein's creature, they are terrified and repulsed by his physical appearance; consequently, they shun him. Even his creator, Victor Frankenstein, reacts in horror when he views his completed attempt at creating man. He says the following:

How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom . . . I had endeavored to form? (Ch.5).

Horrified by what he has created, Victor rushes out of the room, "unable to endure the aspect of the being [he] had created" (Ch.5). Wrongly, he thinks of the creature as his "enemy," and he wishes "to extinguish that life which [he] ha[s] so thoughtlessly bestowed" (Ch. 5).

The abandoned creature has to fend for himself. When he finds what he believes to be an empty hut, the creature enters it, hoping to locate food. However, an old man...

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