We feel empathy for the monster because it makes us realise that he has feelings like everyone else.
A man in the woods just took one glance and he ‘tore the girl from his arms…aimed a gun at his body, and fired’.
Victor couldn’t and wouldn’t look at him; he was ‘unable to endure the aspect of being he had created’.
He thinks of his creation as a putrid savage without thinking hoe helpless and unwanted the monster feels by his father’s reactions.
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This is not an example of the work produced by our Essay Writing Service.Victor ‘sprang on him’ and he ‘flung his hands from his eyes with violence’.This makes the reader feel sorry for the monster by making the monster sound helpless. Victor further goes on to shred his girlfriend to pieces- just because the monster happened to be smiling at her.He also believed the monster to have ‘happy’ and ‘excellent’ nature and be ‘beautiful’.His words betrayed him when the monster was created.Firstly, Shelley tries to create sympathy for the monster by describing his appearance in a unique yet horrific way: he’s ‘gigantic’; ‘about eight feet’; ‘deformed’; ‘black lips’ and lastly, ‘yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath’.When you link these descriptions together, Shelley creates a vivid, unnatural image of the monster in the mind’s eye.Instead of his work being beautiful, he says he’s a ‘filthy creation’, he’s ‘ugly’, ‘horrid’ and a ‘demonical corpse’.This makes us sympathise for the monster because his father, his creator detests him.These actions make us feel pity for him because we know he is innocent and all he wants is a friend. [Accessed 7 September 2019]; Available from: https:// The fifth way Shelley tries to make us feel sorry for the monster is through peoples’ reaction to him.