Do We Pay The Actions Of Victor Frankenstein

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Who is held accountable for something wrong that they’ve done? Why would this be different from Victor Frankenstein and the Monster in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley? Frankenstein portrays a clear account of why you pay the consequences of your actions. Victor Frankenstein is the creator of his evil monster and he should be held accountable for his actions. As the reader reaches the point in the book where Victor brings his creation to life the author shows Victor’s dedication to his work to the point of causing himself physical harm. Victor is undeniably the creator and owner of this monster. Victor knew his creation was an advance in medical science and dreamed that one day he would find the source of life; however, when he gave life to lifeless …show more content…

Keeping that in mind, why did Victor leave his creation, not knowing, if he could harm anyone or thing close by? Victor never thought about the repercussions of his act and acted in defence of himself, leaving the monster to defend for himself and experience things without the help of his creator. All Victor says is, “He might of spoken, but I did not hear; one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped and rushed downstairs” (Shelley 36). He fled from his creation leaving the monster by itself before he knew what the monster was doing. Victor goes on to say, “I dreaded to behold this monster; but I feared still more that Henry should see him” (Shelley 38). Victor never even thinks for one moment that someone else might encounter the monster and is only woken out of this oblivion when Henry …show more content…

The monster in Frankenstein is acting out of revenge and doesn’t know forgiveness or compassion. Which is Victor’s fault because he neglected to raise and teach is creation. It is something that the monster could’ve learned if taught or seen, but he was not shown compassion or forgiveness because of his outward appearances. The monster finds the papers on page 93 where it says, “Everything is related in them which bears reference to my accursed origin; the whole detail of that series of disgusting circumstances which produced it is set in view; the minutest description of my odious and loathsome person is given, in language which painted your own horrors, and rendered mine indelible.” Victor the father of this creature hated his creation and rejected it. It’s last hope was that he would be accepted by the cottagers; however, he would seek revenge against his creator who hated him so much. The cottagers though, were frightened by him and the monster tells the account saying, “I saw him on the point of repeating the blow , when, overcome by pain and anguish, I quitted the cottage, and in the general tumult escaped unperceived to my hovel. Clearly, the monster didn’t have the chance to show he meant no harm and he could only blame his creator for the curse of his

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