Frankenstein Dialectical Journal Analysis

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Frankenstein, Dialectical Journal- Chapter 4-The End A theme that was very prevalent in these final chapters was, Creator and Creation, furthermore how the monster and Frankenstein are more alike than they like to think. Both characters had been wronged by the other and made it their missions to destroy each other, losing parts of themselves along the way. “You, who call Frankenstein your friend, seem to have a knowledge of my crimes and his misfortunes. But, in the detail which he gave you of them, he could sum up the hours and months of misery which I endured, wasting in impotent passions.” (Shelly 273) The monster feels as though Frankenstein has wronged him in every way, first by making him ugly, second by abandoning him, and lastly he destroyed the only thing he had hope in; a mate. In the previous quote he explains that there is more that just one side to every story, he explains to Walton the pains he went to on account of Frankenstein. Victor…show more content…
Perhaps because he saw the brokenness of Victor after the death of his Father and Elizabeth and felt sympathy, similar to what he said he felt after the death of Henry, “I pitied Frankenstein; my pity amounted to horror: I abhorred myself.” (Shelley 271) Perhaps he felt satisfied enough getting Victor to break that much, in order to ignore the last brother and follow him. If Frankenstein would have less emotion I wonder if the monster would have hesitated at all in going after Ernest. Even so how could Ernest possibly feel being the only one left in his family, not knowing why they are all dying or that Victor is the cause. That has really got to be hard on a person. I wonder what happened to him after all of this. Obviously he inherited the house and riches, but with his whole family dead, was it really worth anything to him? If he was able I wonder if he would have helped Victor, or accused him of being the
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