Why didnt the creature kill himself?

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First of all, I assume you know that the creature does kill himself (or at least goes off saying he will kill himself) at the end fo the book.  So I assume you mean why didn't he just kill himself earlier -- why kill all those other people.

If that's what you're asking, then the answer is that he wanted to get revenge on Frankenstein.  After all, it was Frankenstein's fault that he was in this predicament.  Frankenstein made him mentally and emotionally human, but physically hideous.

So, the creature wanted to get revenge.  It was only when he saw Frankenstein dead that he really regretted what he'd done.  That's why he kills himself when he does.

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In Shelley's Frankenstein, two motivations are present that keep the monster wanting to live.

First, he hopes for a female mate.  He believes this will make his life bearable.  He will have someone as a companion that will not be appalled by him, since she will look something like him.

Second, once Victor impulsively destroys what he has created of the female, revenge is the monster's motivation.  He plays cat and mouse games with Victor, leading him on and humiliating him once in awhile just for fun. 

First, then, hope for companionship keeps him going, and then revenge takes the place of hope.

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