Frustration In Frankenstein

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What would you do if you were accused or punished for someone else's actions? Other people’s frustrations can be dangerous, especially if that person or thing has powerful traits. This is exactly what happens in Frankenstein when the monster becomes angry with Victor Frankenstein. Although the monster becomes angry with Victor, he takes most of his revenge out on the innocent people within the story instead of Victor. Victor may not have been hurt physically, but he was hurt mentally. The theme, Frustration can lead to revenge, in Frankenstein is seen throughout the novel in the death of William, Elizabeth, and even Victor’s ultimate end. The first time the monster takes revenge on Victor is when he kills Victor’s younger brother, William…show more content…
An important murder occurred that would affect Victor even greater than the death of his little brother, William. The death of his bride, Elizabeth, made Victor make decisions that would even put his own life in danger. Before the death of Elizabeth, Victor had been very nervous leading up to the wedding and even told Elizabeth that he had an important secret to tell her after their wedding. She eventually would find out what that secret would be when the monster would sneak into her room in the cottage and murder her. At that point, Victor had been looking for the monster, and instead of the monster coming for him, he went for Elizabeth. While looking for the monster, Victor…show more content…
After a slight repose, during which the spirits of the dead hovered round and instigated me to toil and revenge, I prepared for my journey. I exchanged my land-sledge for one fashioned for the inequalities of the frozen ocean, and purchasing a plentiful stock of provisions, I departed from land.” (Shelley, Chapter 24) In conclusion, the theme, Frustration can lead to revenge, is clearly seen throughout Frankenstein. Frustration causes the monster and Victor to make very harsh and deadly decisions that affect a lot of people, especially themselves. Due to the revenge that both of these characters wanted to have, the outcomes affected many innocent people. Victor Frankenstein was accused by the monster for his actions while Victor didn’t think he was the reason which made the monster
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