What Role Does Inaction Play In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?

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The book of Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary W. Shelly during the romantic era. This novel started as a dream that the author had one night. She later turned her dream into a short story. This novel was written during the era that created a movement for art, music, and culture. The overall theme of this book fits the romantic era through the actions of the main character, Victor Frankenstein, and his desire for knowledge. Frankenstein starts with the ending of the book. Robert Walton, the first narrator, is writing a letter to his sister about the events that Victor is telling him about. While explaining the horrific events that lead him to such squalid conditions, Victor warns Robert about the dangers concerning the acquirement of knowledge. This simple text from the book is very important for the main topic of this…show more content…
This first starts with the inaction of Victor. He runs from his problems and wasn’t planning on taking responsibility for the creature until the death of his little brother, William occured. Victor had many different ways to get rid of the creature. He could have destroyed the creature before everything got out of hand. If Victor didn’t want to destroy his creation he should have “raise” his creation so that Adam wouldn’t enter into the civilization without being aware of what might happen to him. If Victor would have done anything but ran away from his own creation, then the outcome would have been better for all of the characters in the novel. The other characters in the novel also affected the outcome. No one ever thought to help or at least speak to the creature. Maybe if someone took the time to understand Adam they would know that he meant no harm whatsoever. Everyone he encountered chased him out or would try to cause some type of harm towards him. No one stood up for him they just allowed the events to take
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