Examples Of Who Is To Blame In Frankenstein

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Frankenstein: Who is at fault? Frankenstein is a book about love, loss, and the affect it can have. A series of cause and affect events happen throughout this book involving Victor and his creation. The question to be answered is who is to blame for the tragedies. Although both characters have wrong-doings, Victor is more to blame for the outcome of the story. This is because not only did he create the creature but he also ran from him and abandoned him; because of this, the creature had to learn to live based on what it experienced. When looking at who holds the blame for the outcome of the story, the mind naturally goes to the creature, considering his portrayal as the antagonist. However, the first person one should look at is the creator, not the created. The creature did become a problem, but it is Victor’s problem. Victor says, “Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room and continued a long time traversing my bed chamber...” (25) This is the first time you see…show more content…
For starters, he is the creator so it is his doing that, that sort of “weapon” exists. Additionally, the creatures’ killings were based on the fact that people were horrible to him for something as simple as existing. The creature explained, “...I had hardly placed my foot within the door before the children shrieked, and one of the women fainted. The whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me, until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons...” (46) Victor was the one that started all this pain because he created him just to leave him with nothing. With all its experiences with people the creature wanted revenge. As far as he knew if people were out to get him, so he was out to get them. Specifically, Victor and people linked to him. The creature didn’t have anyone to teach him right from wrong or how to be the bigger person. He had to learn and act as he
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