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Blame For Wrongdoing In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Who is to blame for wrongdoing- the individual or society? Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is an excellent instance in which this long-argued debate is examined and put into play. It is true that Victor’s monster committed numerous murders and other acts of depravity. However, the monster did not commit those acts out of a desire to be a harrowing killer, but stemmed rather from a desire for retribution for how his creator made him appear to society. When first on his own, Victor’s monster starts out as benevolent and accommodating. He is quick to help those around him, finding ways to do so even when he is cast out by the very people he is trying to help. One of the monster’s first interactions with society was when he took refuge in a small
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