Is Victor Frankenstein Selfish

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In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the author details how Victor Frankenstein gives life to an unnatural, monstrous being. Readers can interpret Victor Frankenstein as the monster in the novel through his cowardly, selfish, and impetuous actions. Notably, Frankenstein shows how much of a monster he is when he cowardly abandons his creation. At the first glance of his creation, Frankenstein runs away from his monster “[taking] refuge in the courtyard… where [he] remained for the rest of the night” (Shelley 36). By running away from the living being whom he created, Frankenstein is being a coward, which only adds to him being a monster. Furthermore, Frankenstein brings out his monstrousness when he selfishy lets Justine take the blame,
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