Frankenstein focuses on the effect of one man's optimistic motives and the wanting to experiment with nature, which results in the formation of a horrific monster. Victor Frankenstein was not doomed to fail from his original desire to overstep the limits of human knowledge. It was his poor parenting of his monster that led to his creation's desire to vindicate his unjust and unfair life. Victor was blinded by his idealism, and his creation accuses him for bringing him into a world where the people who occupy it could never entirely accept him. Not only failing to foresee his faulty optimism, nearing the end of the tale, he sets out on a final journey, intentionally choosing to pursue his creation for revenge, while admitting to himself that it may result in his own downfall. The creation of a detested being holds Victor more accountable for his own death than the monster.
Brought into a world, full-grown and without a parent to teach him how to live in the human world, the fiend discovers that he is alone, but not without a way to survive. He attempts to talk to his creator, but he is incapable of speech. Frankenstein recounts the situation by saying, "I beheld the wretch -- -the miserable monster whom I had created. He held up the curtain of the bed; and his eyes, if eyes they may be called, were fixed on me. His jaw opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks.
He might have spoken, but I did not hear; one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped and rushed downstairs" (p. 43). As Frankenstein tells it, he says that he deliberately doesn't communicate with his creation, based on its gruesome appearance. Had Frankenstein taken the time to speak to and care for his creation, the creation would have never developed the sense of revenge and hurt that led him to murdering many of the members of Victor's family. The creation would from now on blame Frankenstein for all his sufferings following his birth. From some of his very first words, Victor claims to have been born to two greatly affectionate parents.
As he speaks of his parents, Frankenstein portrays his very privileged upbringing, "Much as they were attached to each other, they seemed to draw inexhaustible stores of affection from a very mine of love to bestow them upon me. My mother's tender caresses and my father's smile of benevolent pleasure while regarding me are my first recollections. I was their plaything and their idol, and something better -- -their child, the innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by heaven, whom to bring up to good, and whose future lot it was in their hands to direct to happiness or misery, according as they fulfilled their duties towards me" (p. 19). By these recollections, Frankenstein illustrates his parents as being the most ideal caregivers imaginable to any child, being granted all the vital tools of a responsible guardian as a result, which he neglects to utilize upon animating his creation. Frankenstein abandons his hideous child, feelings of vindication arise, and the creation kills members of his family for all the mental anguish that has been set upon him.
Frankenstein's intent was to create a being unlike any other, superior to all human life and so he picked the most perfect body parts and beauteous features, all to be pieced together in great anticipation. However, the results are horrific and irreversible. Accusing Frankenstein of bringing him into a world where he could never be accepted, the creation realizes his creator's faulty idealism. However, Frankenstein is unable to detect his idealistic blindness.
In the creation's loathsome words, he merely justifies that had Frankenstein not have been passionately immersed in the creation of a superior being, gigantic and repulsive as a result, all his sufferings would cease to exist. Longing for the attention that Frankenstein neglects to provide him with at his birth, the creation attempts to gain it by stalking and killing his loved ones. The creation does finally attain this attention as Frankenstein feels that he no longer has any reason to live but to seek revenge upon the being that has ultimately destroyed him. Upon hearing Frankenstein's declarations of reprisal, the creation is delighted in finally receiving the attention that Victor neglected to provide to him at his birth. Frankenstein starts the fight that would in the end lead him to his doom. Frankenstein seeks vengeance upon his creature.
Frankenstein swears that he will undertake the task to pursue his creation and eradicate him from this world. Although he may be enraged with revenge and uncontrolled anger, Frankenstein does admit that his pursuit may result in his own demise. Frankenstein is the tale of a man doomed to failure and death because of his desire to play with nature. By creating a vicious being, that he cannot control, Frankenstein brings about his own death. Frankenstein neglects to take responsibility for his creation, abandoning him, resulting in the murder of his loved ones as the creation's revenge.
In his idealism, Frankenstein is blinded and is unable to anticipate the drastic effects of giving life to a being that could never be accepted by human society. Consciously choosing to pursue his creation in vengeance, Frankenstein's sufferings are finally eradicated, for he was very well aware that it might have led to his ultimate end. The creation of an unloved being and seeking out the death of the creature hold Victor Frankenstein more responsible for his own demise than the creation that killed him.