Irresponsibility In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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As the novel goes on, Victor steadily starts growing into his responsibilities more and more recognizing himself as the true creator of this turned into “monster”. It is essential to recognize how Vicor’s view as role of the creator changes. His initial irresponsibility and inability to truly claim his creation, is what sparks the monster’s malicious ways in the first place. When he recognizes he is bound to his creature, he takes a type of responsibility by feeling he owes his creation a companion. Victor then goes on to take full responsibility by accepting he must destroy his creation before further damage is done. Through this process, Shelley shows the necessity of how one must maintain caution with the power of their work and…show more content…
As time goes by and more incidents start unraveling, Victor finds himself face to face with his enemy. When asked by the monster to take on the task of creating a female being for his lonely self, Victor obliges after some thought. He feels it’s what he owes the creation since he was the one who put him out freely in the world in the first place. By agreeing to do such an action, he is really taking full responsibility? After going through a thought process which should have and wasn’t pondered when making the first creation, he realizes repeating his actions and making a female companion could start even more trouble than what has already been done. “My duties towards the beings of my own species had greater claims to my attention, because they included a greater proportion of happiness or misery” ( Shelley 219 ). Although Victor felt he had a duty to his creation, he realizes his greater duty is to humankind. Now Victor’s necessity to try to take control over the situation comes out of the shadows and into the light of not only the read but Victor Frankenstein himself. Shelley has demonstrated the altering levels of responsibility to emphasize the consequences faced when dealing with a
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