Frankenstein Fate Quotes

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Fate is Not to Blame: Victor Frankenstein as an Irresponsible Coward Some may believe in a higher power that already has our lives planned out to every detail and it is our destiny to continue on the path already cleared for us. The main character in the novel Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, believes in this theory. Throughout the whole novel he continuously blames his mistakes and misfortunes on fate. However Victor Frankenstein's own destruction was not caused by destiny or fate, although he seems to think it is; rather failure to accept and take responsibility for his own actions. Throughout the novel Frankenstein blames the unfortunate events in his life on fate instead of taking the blame for his actions. Frankenstein beings to explain how destiny is introduced into his life by…show more content…
When Frankenstein's creature kills William, Frankenstein's youngest sibling, a new feeling filled within within Victor Frankenstein and that feeling was revenge as mentioned in the next quote. Realizing his feelings Frankenstein says, "When I reflected on his crimes and malice, my hatred and revenge burst all bounds of moderation" (V.2,1,95). The feeling of revenge which helped destroy his life more was not put on him by a higher force. It was his own free will that caused the feelings of hatred and made him seek revenge. When Frankenstein decides to rip apart his creature's partner in the middle of making her because he wanted to hurt the monster caused the creature to later on kill Elizabeth, Frankenstein's bride, which impacted his life greatly. However, Frankenstein would blame destiny and the creature for the actions that occurred instead of realizing he was partly responsible. By not taking responsibility for his actions and learning from his mistakes, Frankenstein makes things worse for
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