In Chapter 17, Frankenstein's creature tells him,
I am malicious becaue I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind? You, my creator, would tear me to pieces and triumph; remember that, and tell me why I should pity man more than he pities me?
What, then, is "monstrous" are the actions of Victor Frankenstein which have initiated the malice in his creature. In those chapters in which the creature speaks of his acquaintance with the Delaceys, Chapter 12 and 13, his first response to humans is benevolent and he has a strong emotional response to nature. His loving and unselfish attitude toward the Delaceys reveals him as more human than Victor.