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Frankenstein

Mary Shelley
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Key Questions and Answers

Summary Key Questions and Answers

8) Why does the Monster kill William?

At first, the Monster wants to befriend William, a small child the Monster calls “beautiful.” However, when William screams in horror upon seeing the Monster and then unwittingly reveals that he is a member of the Frankenstein family, the Monster becomes seized with rage and chokes William to death. William’s murder stems from a culmination of the Monster’s rage at Frankenstein for abandoning him and hatred of humankind for not accepting him.