Character Foil In Frankenstein

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelly is many things.It is horror, romantic and well,science fiction.The story dwells into the ugly of not only science but of man and lonilesness as well. All in all the novel is a classic , adored by many and an inspiration to modern culture, all forms of media, literature , art and so much more.The novel mainy centres around Victor Frankenstein [the young student scientist] and his 'monster creation. '. There are many characters in the novel- Victor [the main character], the monster creation [main focus], Robert Walton [the narrator] , Henry Clerval [Victor 's best freind], all are just a few examples. Though from the many characters-the creation is the foil to our main character.A foil according to the defination provided- "A…show more content…
Victor is a man surronded by love and affection by friends,family and society.He was raised by tolerant parents; "No human being could have passed a happier childhood than myself.My parents were possessed by the very spirit of kindness and indulgence." ".....and gratitude assisted the development of filial love." [2.3]. He grew up to be arrgont with a slight god complex [evident when -wanting and creating life, not taking responsiblities for his actions].Victor wants nothing but power, knowledge-he pursues the knowledge.With Victor 's want for more ,he tempts faith and the natural order of things-wanting not only knowledge but glory as well.Victor 's desire for this knowledge is evident; ' '....exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein-more,far more, will O achieve ; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation. ' ' "It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me,still my inquuiries were diricted to the metaphysical, or in it highest sense, the physical secrets of
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