Examples Of Misery In Frankenstein

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Master to Misery In the fictional novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, there is a main character named Victor. Victor had a vision of creating life in an inanimate object. He succeeded at creating life, but throughout the novel he was slowly pushed out of the role of the master. There are a few things that contribute to Victor being under authority rather than being the authority. He became so consumed by obtaining knowledge of creating life, his creation gains authority over him, and his desire for revenge takes over his life. In the beginning of the novel life was going well for Victor. He was a very imaginative boy always wanting to learn. One evening he witnessed a horrific thunderstorm when lightning struck down a tree in his yard. That event sparked his desire to learn and obtain information even more. Since that…show more content…
It killed his beloved Elizabeth, and that sparked Victor’s desire for revenge which then became the authority over him. He tried to inform the authorities of his creation but they just scoffed at him which grew his desire for revenge. Victor said, “My revenge is of no moment to you; yet, while I allow it to be a vice, I confess that it is the devouring and only passion of my soul” (148). Victor then made it his only goal in life to track down his creation and punish it for what it has done. He decided to follow the creation to the north toward the ocean, and he purchased a sled and dogs to chase it. It was then when Victor met Robert Walton, a captain of a ship that rescued Victor when he fell into the ocean (152-154). Victor knew that he was going to die without punishing his creation, so he pleaded Walton to finish his quest for him when he died. He said, “If I do, swear to me, Walton, that he shall not escape; that you will seek him, and satisfy my vengeance in his death” (155). Victor brought that desire for revenge with him to the grave
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