Gregor’s family causes this difference. He could have still been viewed as a human or still a
part of the family since he still thought and had emotions as his human self. However thefamily thought of him as a burden and tried hard to ignore and avoid Gregor.
How do these differences affect Frankenstein’s creature and Gregor Samsa?
F:The creature turns into more of a monster which each exclusion from society. The creature,in rage from his abandonment inflicted on him from Victor Frankenstein, kills a boy thatthe creature knew would affect Frankenstein. The further the creature is repelled fromsociety, the ore he strikes back, trying to in a sense get revenge from his exclusion.M:Gregor continually loses his humanity as his family shuts him out more and more. He
wants to be human and act like a human but things don’t go right and he falls deeper i
ntothe mental consciousness of being a bug.
How do these differences affect other people in their worlds?
F:The people of the society in which Frankenstein was written in take no account for hishuman emotions and reactions. They only see what is outside and run from it. WhenFrankenstein saves the little girl from drowning, he does not get a thank you from herfather but instead gets shot because the father sees him as a monster acting his child. The
only person who is able to see past the creature’s a
ppearance is Delacy. Delacy is blind and
unable to see the creature’s gruesome features. Delacy appreciates the creature’s intellect
and assumes him to be a regular human who may not look very appealing. However whenFelix comes home, Felix attacks him although the creature has been the one choppingfirewood for them and protecting them.M:
Gregor’s family now has to work instead of use Gregor to keep up the family image.
Instead of just lounging around and playing music, Gret now has to work instead of being just a carefree girl. Before Gregor had turned into a bug, they relied on his money to keepup pretenses and still live a luxurious life while Gregor works everyday in a job he
absolutely hates. However, Gregor change doesn’t make his family notice or
acknowledgehim but instead ignore and avoid him even more.
How do these differences enable us, as readers, to come to know the character as well as we do?
F:These differences gives us a more interesting view of the creature because we are able to seethe emotions and actions that the society and Frankenstein seem to overlook/ignore. Thecreature acts humanly, angry at Frankenstein for making the creature so gruesome andthen angry at society for ignoring his chivalrous deeds but instead focusing on the monsterhe looks like.M: