In Frankenstein, Elizabeth who is married to the Doctor Frankenstein is killed by the “monster” the doctor created. But is this an act done out of a desire for revenge… or simply an example of the “natural order” of being an unnatural creature?
From the moment the doctor created said “monster,” he assumed that it was capable of monstrous things simply because of its inability to truly be human. When in fact, this actually has nothing at all to do with being human. My theory is that the doctor, although it is terrible, blamed his own creation for being created and then acted surprised that the monster was angered by the doctor.
The monster didn’t come for the doctor and Elizabeth because it was a monster. The monster came for revenge because of the awful life doctor Frankenstein condoned his creation to live, and within that, the endure of great suffering.
So is the murder of Elizabeth revenge? I believe so. I believe the murder of Elizabeth had little to do with the fact that doctor Frankenstein believed his creation to be a “monster,” and more to do with the fact that doctor Frankenstein treated his creation as a monster.
The murder of Elizabeth was for revenge in my opinion, and as it is terrible, I do not believe it had anything to do with the inherent nature of Frankenstein’s creation, but rather the way in which his creation was treated and raised to be.