Frankenstein Dynamic Character Analysis

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Frankenstein Dynamic Character Essay Knowledge of the formerly unknown can lead to change in one’s character. This truth can be seen in both Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his monster in Mary Shelley 's novel Frankenstein. This novel tells of an intelligent scientist who becomes obsessed with his work. He puts all other necessities below bringing life on seemingly unanimated life, which he later learns was more dangerous than expected. The story also features a monster, created from lifeless matter, who is abandoned by his creator. Because of this desertion, the monster comes to the unknown world with open arms, only to be tossed away by its cruelty. Because of both characters new understanding of subjects they were previously ignorant to, they…show more content…
After having formed this determination, and having spent months in successfully collecting and arranging my materials, I began” (Shelley 48). It is evident through this action that Victor is very cautious with creating his monster. Victor is very attentive and is determined to make the monster of the perfect stature, he even spends several months out of his two year endeavour to acquire the ideal parts. If Victor was not such a careful person, he would not have cared about the construction of the quintessential being and would have simply taken the first pieces he found as his recipe. Although Victors meticulous attitude is clear in his picky actions, his later interaction portrays a change in his character from meticulous to negligent. This carelessness is exhibited when he finally creates life in his being. Because of his immense fear, shown in his interaction with the horrifying monster, Shelly excellently alters Victor’s character as very careless. Victor tells of this confrontation by saying,…show more content…
At first, Victor and the monster are both admirable characters in their own way; nevertheless, both characters make a transition to become negative individuals. In the beginning, Victor can be seen to work hard, and is very intelligent. This brain-power could have been used to drastically impact the world of science, but, since Victor abandoned his masterpiece, it did the exact opposite, bringing harm upon those who roam the world. Because Victor made such a quick decision and left, his character was changed dramatically. Likewise, the monster is, at first, seen to be a being of peace, despite all the wrong humans have done to him. His consistent helping and admiration of humans makes the reader think he will always be a peaceful being. He could have used his kind actions to help the world, and even help the cottagers poverty; however, he quickly vows to destroy all humans. Thanks to Mary Shelley, the reader can learn that one should ponder on later actions instead of simply following their first, natural
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