“When I slept or was absent, the forms of the venerable blind father, the gentle Agatha, and the excellent Felix flitted before me. I looked upon them as superior beings who would be the arbiters of my future destiny. I formed in my imagination a thousand pictures of presenting myself to them, and their reception of me. I imagined that they would be disgusted, until, by my gentle demeanour and conciliating words, I should first win their favour and afterwards their love.”

– Mary Shelley

Frankenstein, Chapter 12. The creature’s desire for affection and love makes him appear a sympathetic and deeply human character. He considers revealing himself to the De Lacey family, hoping they will look beyond his appearance, not prejudge him and accept him like any other person.