Examples Of Victor Is The Protagonist In Frankenstein

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“Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: That’s not so ignorant after all. There are two monsters in my story , not one. And one of them, the scientist, is indeed named Frankenstein.” - Kurt Vonnegut Jr. While there is lots of controversy if the main character, Victor, in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the protagonist or antagonist, it is shown multiple times that Victor is the antagonist of this story. To start, Victor creates the monster and then ends up not liking him. Then, after leaving the his house to get away from the creature and running into his old friend Henry Clerval, they both return to his home, and Victor is overjoyed finding out that the monster is gone. Finally, Victor is the antagonist because after promising his creation he would build him a lady friend, Victor destroys the monster he is creating as the creature is watching. Victor is the antagonist because he doesn’t like the monster after he creates it. “I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation: but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” (p. 58-59) This shows that Victor is the antagonist because after all the time he had spent creating the monster and all the praise he …show more content…

“I stepped fearfully in: the apartment was empty, and my bedroom was also freed from its hideous guest. I could hardly believe that so great fortune could have befallen me, but when I became assured that my enemy had indeed fled, I clapped my hands for joy and ran down to Clerval.” (p. 62) This shows that Victor is the antagonist because once it had come to realization to Victor that his creation was gone, he was immediately filled with joy. Victor was scared that Henry would see the monster and not only be scared, but think it was as ugly as he did. So once he had not found him in his home, he was ecstatic he was

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