Desire For Revenge Leads To Destruction In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Throughout the story Frankenstein, we can see and interpret many themes. One of these, in particular, is that the desire for revenge leads to destruction. Both of the main characters are dead set on revenge throughout parts of the story, which ultimately leads to their fates. Mary Shelley develops the theme in Frankenstein, the desire for revenge leads to destruction, in a variety of ways. The first of those is when the creature kills William because he heard the name Frankenstein. Later on, Shelley further develops the theme in the way she makes the monster act after Frankenstein destroys his mate. Throughout the book, the creature’s feelings about Frankenstein lead him to be angry and murder all of Frankenstein’s closest friends and family. Finally, Frankenstein tries to hunt down the creature to kill him for revenge. In the beginning parts of the story, after Frankenstein creates the creature, Frankenstein sees, in a note from his father, that William has been murdered. Frankenstein has a conversation upon meeting with his creature and the …show more content…

He implores Frankenstein to create him a mate and in return he will stop his evil ways and leave Victor’s friends and family alone. Frankenstein starts creating the mate and then considers how she will act and whether or not she will be as evil as his first creation. Frankenstein decides to destroy the creature’s mate and this causes the creature to become maddened with rage. He says to Frankenstein, “I will be with you on your wedding day” (Shelley, Ch. 20), as a threat to Frankenstein. It is a promise for retribution for what he has done. Some time passed, and Frankenstein finds out his friend, Henry Clerval, has been murdered. Frankenstein finally sees what he has done to his creation. The creature has once again fallen prey to his thirst for revenge and acted out against his

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