Frankenstein Relationship Quotes

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The Complex relationship between Victor Frankenstein and his creation

Recently within the last decade technology has progressed very fast and very far. Within that time period many new ideas have arisen regarding the idea of AI, and whether or not the ethical risks outweigh the benefits. Similarly in Mary Shelley’s novel, “Frankenstein,” she tells the story of a scientist named Victor Frankenstein, who creates a conscious being from the remains of corpses. However the creation is not what Frankenstein expects, and their complex relationship is filled with conflicting emotions, power dynamics and very powerful revenge fueled by rage.
One of the most significant quotes that accurately displays the power dynamic between Victor and his creation is, "You are my creator, but I am your master; obey!" The quote reveals the creature's desire for control over Frankenstein and the …show more content…

The Creature sees himself as Frankenstein's master, and by ordering Frankenstein to obey him, he attempts to assert his authority over his creator despite Frankenstein being the one who brought him to life. Another quote that highlights the complexity of their relationship is when Victor says, "I had created a monster; and I was responsible for him. He was helpless and I was his god.” In the first part of this quote, Frankenstein acknowledges his responsibility over the creature and recognizes the helplessness of a creature he created that should have never existed in the first place. In the 2nd part of the quote, the power dynamic is brought up once again, Frankenstein sees himself as the creature's god, which implies that he has complete power over him. He created the creature, and therefore, the creature is entirely dependent on him, a complete switch around from the previous quote. In this fi/nal quote regarding the

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