Comparison Of Life And Work In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Victor Frankenstein’s Life & Work

In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, the story revolves around Victor. Victor Frankenstein lives in Geneva Switzerland with his family. His parents adopted a girl from Milan, named Elizabeth, and she ends up being the sunshine throughout his life. Victor feels that Elizabeth is more than a sister because she was presented to him almost as if she were a gift. The story is about how Victor grows and learns in his lifetime and how Elizabeth affects him in some way throughout his life. To begin with, Victor grows up interested in medicine, philosophy, and science. Victor’s father, Alphonse Frankenstein, supports him on being a doctor because he too is one. Elizabeth supports him in anything that he likes because
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He postponed for a little while hoping that she’d get better. She was always one of Victor’s biggest motivations. This is just the first of his changing. Victor’s changing is that he drops everything for Elizabeth, this change happens often throughout the story. Furthermore, Elizabeth got better with the help of Caroline, Victor’s mother. Caroline sadly caught scarlet fever while helping Elizabeth and died shortly after. Nevertheless, Victor left for the University of Ingolstadt in Germany. He often wrote Elizabeth for support. Victor advanced his liking in philosophy and got close with a professor named Waldman. Due to this friendship, Victor became obsessed with the idea of life and death. He wanted to create a being using raw materials. Victor started to go mad, he couldn’t stop thinking about it, and it was constantly on his mind night and day. He started to research it and write out formulas and try to make it realistic. Victor would often skip meals and sleep trying to work on his ideas and perfect them. After all, he had the intelligence and was garnering the materials for testing. “Frankenstein creates his monster by assembling parts of dead bodies and activating the creature with electricity.” (Geherin
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