Hungry For Power In Frankenstein

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Someone who is hungry for power will never be satisfied and will desire for more until he or she gets what they want. In the novel by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, we are introduced to Victor Frankenstein a scientist that aspires to create a creature, which later he achieves. Throughout the novel, the theme is well developed and takes the reader through Victor and the creature's point of view showing the reader a clear picture of the dynamic between the two. The story shows the reader who constantly seeks power will cause destruction upon himself or others. Victor wants to discover more but is only doing the discoveries and achievements for the sake of fame. He no longer is a scientist who solves problems and searches…show more content…
For instance, the novel tells us, “When I recovered I found myself surrounded by the people of the inn; their countenances expressed a breathless terror, but the horror of others appeared only as a mockery, a shadow of the feelings that oppressed me. I escaped from them to the room where lay the body of Elizabeth, my love, my wife, so lately living, so dear, so worthy. She had been moved from the posture in which I had first beheld her and now, as she lay, her head upon her arm and a handkerchief thrown across her face and neck, I might have supposed her asleep...The murderous mark of the fields grasp was on her neck, and the breath has ceased to issue from her lips. (Shelley pg. 221-222). This quote conveys the theme because, this show us that the creature wanted revenge and wanted to show Victor who is the real puppet master. This part of the novel is when the Creature and Victor have pushed each other to the each, and causes change of mind in both. “ ‘Farewell! I leave you, and in you the last of humankind whom these eyes will ever behold. Farewell, Frankenstein! If thou wert yet alive and cherished a desire of revenge against me, it would be better satiated in my life than in my destruction… I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly and exult in agony of the torturing” (Shelley pg. 252-253). This quote conveys the theme because once you let something take over, you’ll never, realize all the damage that you have done to yourself or others around you. During his life, he wasted it in the pursuit of the destruction of the creature and in turn, the creature destroyed everything Victor loved, including Elizabeth. Both their life was wasted away by the destruction of hatred and the damage they wanted to do to one another, they could have forgave and moved on, but didn't make that choice until it was the
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