The novel explores the darker, “warring” side of human nature and the binary opposites of love/hate, justice/injustice, man/monster. The author offers insight into a psychological hell for both Creator and Creature, where both revile the other.
The novel examines what it means to be human but analysing the nature of displacement. Victor`s Creature straddles the world of human/non-human, earning the reader’s sympathy and empathy. Doomed as the perpetual outsider, through no fault of his own making, despair makes him monstrous.
Victor earns our disregard and disdain through his insufferable egotism and unprincipled and reckless judgment. Time and again, he fails to take responsibility for his own actions, ushering in destruction as a consequence of personal inadequacy.