Culpability Of Frankenstein

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The issue of the moral culpability of the Creature for his actions in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is marked by a complex closure with valid arguments supporting both sides. With the ambiguous nature of the creature's action, his upbringing being created by Victor Frankenstines lust for science, and other avenues, they all serve a purpose in portraying why and how the creature may be morally responsible. Although the nature of his actions can be argued through the Creatures initial benevolence the novelty of his life being faced with hardships, it is evident to state that the Creature had a moral responsibility through his acts with revenge and hatred towards Victor Frankenstein and the diction of his words making him knowledgeable/well aware …show more content…

On the contrary, there are plenty of counter arguments in support of Victor Frankesntin being more responsible than the creature due to the creature not having a true moral compass or being taught right from wrong, hence Victor being a “bad” creator/father figure towards his own creation. “Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out the room” or when it was stated “One hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped, and rushed down stairs” (45-46). People can argue on the other hand that Victor being the creator of this creature that he had a father-like presence and abandoning that innocence can put some blame on victor. For the creature's side, others can state that he himself even understood he was once benevolent, hinting towards the blame of victor for his misery. “But I am rather the fallen angel…I was benevolent and good; misery made me fiend. Make me happy and I shall be virtuous” (90-91) In the novel, the creature was shown being helpful to the De Lacys and the little girl who was seen drowning that he saved. That is ultimately besides the point because his negative actions outweigh his positives through the entirety of his life. Overall, many things can be looked at to shift the moral responsibility but overall, due to the creators actions and his diction, he has a moral culpability over the murders he

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