What is Victor's reaction to his creature upon awakening in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?

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When Victor awakens and finds his creation standing over him, he is horrified and flees his room.

In Chapter 5, Victor Frankenstein continues to relate his history to Walton. Although he assembled human parts that were once beautiful, Victor says that somehow he has created "a wretch," whose skin is yellow and drawn tightly over his skull. Somehow the lustrous black hair and pearly white teeth endowed him only serve to cause the flawed skin and watery eyes to become even more pronounced. Then, too, the lips have strangely turned black. Unable to endure the sight of what he brought to life, Victor tells Walton that he fled the room: 

Oh! no mortal could support the horror of that countenance. A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch.

After walking the streets for hours in fear, eventually Victor is overcome with exhaustion, so he returns to his apartment. Flinging himself upon the bed, he seeks some respite from his mental torture; at last, he falls asleep only to dream of Elizabeth, whom he embraces as she comes to him. But, when he kisses her in his dream, Elizabeth lips lose their color, and it seems as though he holds his mother's dead body, instead. Victor abruptly awakens, shaking from the fright of his dream. Then, by the dim yellow light of the moon, he perceives "the miserable monster" he has created squeezing himself through the window, and coming toward him. He holds up the curtain of the bed, and stands over Victor with his eyes fixed upon him. Victor is horrified,

His jaws opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks....one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped, and rushed downstairs.

Once again, Victor attempts to flee from his creation and not take any responsibility for it.

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In Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, what is Victor's first response to the monster's request?

In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the creature wants Victor to create for him a mate so he won't be so alone.

When the creature first makes his request, Victor flatly refuses. He believes the presence of a mate would allow the creature to be more dangerous than he already is by their sheer number. He could not release a second monster on society. He refuses to comply.

At first the monster gets angry and threatens Victor. However, he settles down and tries to logically reason with his creator. He entreats Victor to create another like him so that he is not alone. He uses sound reason, explaining that he is only violent because of how he has been treated. The creature promises that they will go far away and no one will ever see them again. Victor feels sorry for the creature and finally agrees to the monster's request. As the creature leaves, he warns Frankenstein that he will be watching him all the time to make sure he keeps his word.

"I swear," he cried, "by the sun, and by the blue sky of Heaven, and by the fire of love that burns my heart, that if you grant my prayer, while they exist you shall never behold me again. Depart to your home, and commence your labors: I shall watch their progress with unutterable anxiety; and fear not but that when you are ready I shall appear again."

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In Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, what is Victor's first response to the monster's request?

Chapter 17 of the novel Frankenstein the creature speaks to his creator, Victor Frankenstein, and 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; and I demand it of you as a right which you must not refuse to concede.

After listening to this request Victor Frankenstein first became angry because he connected what the monster requested with the possibility of him striking again into acts of violence. However, the monster described itself as a creature worthy of love and as needful of it as any other living being. Victor was somewhat moved by this description and felt a sense of guilt. After all, it was he who was to blame for the creation of the monster. Was he also responsible for providing a quality of life for it?

The monster observed Victor’s hesitation and took that opportunity to appeal for his request with even more fervor. The monster even told Victor that, if he complies, he would move away from the rest of society with his female creature and never be in Victor’s life again.

This, Victor did not believe. He felt that the monster harbored too much anger within to not unleash its bitterness in the future. Therefore, he refused by telling the monster:

"You propose," replied I, "to fly from the habitations of man, to dwell in those wilds where the beasts of the field will be your only companions. How can you, who long for the love and sympathy of man, persevere in this exile? You will return, and again seek their kindness, and you will meet with their detestation; your evil passions will be renewed, and you will then have a companion to aid you in the task of destruction. This may not be: cease to argue the point, for I cannot consent."

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