Evolution Through Animation In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein '

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Holly Dudley
Susan Sibbach
Honors English IV
11 December, 2015 The Creature’s Evolution through Animation
Throughout the novel, written by Mary Shelley, the creature progressed and changed numerous times. Creature went through many stages of life including infancy, the gaining of knowledge, self-discovery and acceptance. He learned about himself and how his differences will alter his vitality forever. This would fuel his rage and aid his revenge against Victor Frankenstein, because of this the creature was viewed as an evil creation. The creature, not evil, acted only in the manner in which he had learned all his life.
Victor Frankenstein brought animation to his creature after many months of intense study and labor. Aggregated from a multitude of aesthetically pleasing corpses, Victor erected a Meta human. This individual would possess super human strength and endurance. Unnoticed by Frankenstein, he had made a monster. “His limbs in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath” (Shelley 42).Victor believed this creature he created looked beautiful and strong. Once he finished his work he saw what he had made in a different light. The …show more content…

While Victor inspects the house for signs of the creature. Elizabeth, slowly strangled by the creature, died in the same way as many others. Victor stood in disbelief because he believed the creature would come only after him. “That night the creature surprisingly killed Elizabeth instead. Victor then was the one who sought for revenge on the monster and vowed to eventually attain the revenge” (Wilson). The creature targeted Elizabeth because killing Frankenstein would end his suffering. Killing Elizabeth would cause his suffering to linger forever. This act would get Victor’s attention and spark his desire for

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