This only leaves him with feelings of hate, bitterness and sadness that drive him to do what he did.
Secondly, the actions he took were as a result of self defense based on the treatment he had received from people. For example, after leaving the cottage and attempting to rescue a drowning girl, the monster is shot at by a man who sees him holding the girl. The man took the girl away from the monster, and when he tried to follow the man, “he aimed a gun, which he carried, at my body, and fired” (Shelley, 143). With such violence directed against him, the monster had no option but to protect himself against humans.
Third, the monster did not have other options because of his singularity. The monster did not have a companion, despite having requested his creator to make him one. As noted by the monster himself, having a companion who would share and understand his emotions would have made him make peace with the world: “if any being felt emotions of benevolence towards me, I should return them an hundred and an hundred fold, for that one creature’s sake, I would make peace with the whole kind!” (Shelley,