Frankenstein Revenge Quotes Analysis

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In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein becomes obsessed with the need for revenge on his monster. The demon that Victor creates kills Elizabeth, one of his many victims that are close to Victor’s heart, and this sets Victor over the psychological edge. Victor gets consumed with a burning sensation and hatred for the monster: “I was possessed by a maddened rage when I thought of him, and desired and ardently prayed that I might have him within my grasp to wreak a great and signal revenge on his cursed head” (Shelley 147). This heated quote shows the intense hatred Victor has for his creation. He actually prays for the opportunity to get his hands on the monster so he can kill him himself. Victor’s desire for the monsters life to come to an end becomes an internal need and obsession. Victor vows that he will do everything in his natural power to destroy his monster: “My rage is unspeakable… I have but one resource; and I devote myself, either in my life or death, to his destruction” (148). Victor has gone mad with the idea that he must destroy this monster, which he devotes his life to doing. His own creation, the monster, has caused him countless melancholy feelings, and it has pushed him to the brink of insanity.
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