Comparing Ahab And The Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Comparison can be made between Ahab and the monster in Frankenstein on the basis of revenge that the monster wanted to take from Victor. Victor lost all the power over his creation when the monster killed William. Frankenstein immediately felt responsible for the crime because he never made his creation to go around and kill people. After destroying the work of second creature, the monster threaten Victor saying that, “Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master;—obey!” (Shelly, 192). Another time the loss of power can be seen when the monster threaten Victor to be careful on his wedding night as he will be around. Although he was worrying about his death but monster played a different card and killed his wife, Elizabeth. This tells us that even after meeting face to face with monster, the one that he created by himself, he cannot predict the outcome created by monster. He has the mind of his own now.…show more content…
Not a single character holds a godly amount of power. Although there are some certain character that does that but at the end of the story they have to face consequence if power is abused. Mary Shelly's Frankenstein and Herman Melville's Moby dick are both great novels of their times. What Frankenstein failed to understand that not all the knowledge and power are useful. Just because you have the power and right equipments to create something doesn't mean that you should suppose to do that. It might be morally wrong to the society. Only god should take the task of creating human being into life. Victor was lost in his scientific ambition and lost his moral responsibility that he decided to become the
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