Human Desire Of Power In Frankenstein

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One of the strongest human drives comes from the human desire of power, and we see this theme occur a lot throughout the book Frankenstein. “I succeeded in discovering the cause of generation and life, nay more, I became myself more capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.” (Shelley 37). This quote explains how Victor Frankenstein wants to turn something that is lifeless into a living thing once again. He wanted to have the power of having life in his own hands. “My tale was not one to announce publicly; its astounding horror would be looked upon as madness by the vulgar. Did anyone indeed exist, except I, the creator, who would believe, unless his sense convinced him, in the existence of the living monument of presumption and rash ignorance which I had let loose upon this world?” (Shelley 63).…show more content…
So, instead of telling them he was the one who made the monster who killed William, He let the town and family believe a poor innocent girl did it.“ ‘A man would make but a very sorry chemist if he attended to that department of human knowledge alone. If your wish is to become really a man of science and not merely a petty experimentalist, I should advise you to apply to every branch of natural philosophy, including mathematics.’ Mr. Waldman.” (Shelley 34). We also see Victor blaming others, like his teacher, for his behaviors on making the monster. Since Mr. Waldman was the one telling him to studying natural philosophy instead of just boring science, Victor believed that he was the one to blame for the monster he has made, not
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