The quote from Chapter 20 depicts the theme of revenge. “I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery. Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful.”
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein tells us about a young scientist and his creation. Victor Frankenstein is a protagonist with exceptional talent. He creates a monster with extraordinary strength and endurance. Still, Victor is amazed at his physical deformity, which can only cause horror. He hastens to relinquish responsibility for his creation’s future fate. The demon, as the author calls him, is desperate to find his place among people. As a result, the monster rebels against the creator and cruelly takes revenge on him, consequently killing his brother, friend, and bride.
In the chosen quote, Frankenstein, full of despair and loneliness, goes to his creator with a request. He asks the scientist to create a bride for him to escape from friendlessness and alienation. The monster promises to go away from people and live in a remote place. He receives a cruel refusal. Feeling desperate and unhappy, the Creature kills Victor’s family.
Before saying these words, the monster asks its creator: “Shall each man… find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone?” A conscious being wants to satisfy its needs for social interactions and respect. The most terrible torture for Frankenstein’s monster is loneliness, and he absorbs all the hatred and oppression around him. He becomes a monster, both externally and internally. No wonder that the thirst for revenge overtakes him.