Physical features of Victor Frankenstein's monster include exceptional height and strength, disjointed, awkward movements, and a grotesque appearance. Dr. Frankenstein built the monster from a collection of body parts, creating the monster's incoherent appearance and unusual movements. The monster also has a conflicted, troubled outlook on life and the world.
The monster's inner traits of gentleness and understanding are apparent in his act of saving a drowning girl and helping a group of peasants. The reaction of the people around serves to discourage him and causes him to begin a path towards violence. The monster's combination of size, strength and confused world view gives rise to his pattern of unpredictable and violent behavior.