The Importance Of Creation In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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There is one big question in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley that everyone asks and that is “Who is more human, Frankenstein or his creation?” and the answer to that is his creation. The reason the creation is more human than Frankenstein is because Frankenstein is neglectful and cruel to his creation. Frankenstein does not take any responsibility for his creation and acts like his creation is nothing to him. Frankenstein condemns the creature to loneliness and persecution. The creature is not a monster in his own eyes, he is acting the way he is based off how he has been treated. The creation shows more human emotion than Frankenstein has the whole book. When Frankenstein created the creature he was scared and he left and went for a walk. When…show more content…
“I shuddered to think that future ages might curse me as their pest”(Shelley 58). He is not acting mature in this quote because he is basically saying he is afraid of everyone being mad at him, if he did not want people to be mad at him then he should not have made his creation, but since he did he needs to take responsibility and he does not.A decent person would not “clap for joy” but instead look for the creation and fix their problem. Frankenstein states “A human being is perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind, and never to allow passion or transitory desire to disturb his tranquility,”(Shelley 33). Frankenstein said a human is calm and has a peaceful mind, but a human who was calm and peaceful would not say “my hatred and revenge burst all bounds of moderation… I wished to see him again, that I might wreak the utmost extent of abhorrence on his head,”(Shelley 63). Victor talks about his childhood and how parents play a big role and the kids life, “The innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by heaven, whom to bring up to good, and whose future lot it was in their hands to direct to happiness or misery, according as they fulfilled their duties towards me.”(Shelley 15). If Victor was in the creations life and raised him to be a good man then they would not be in the kind of mess they are
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