Morality Quotes In Frankenstein

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In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary W. Shelley, it shows that both the creature and Victor have done some horrible things but morally what Victor has done is worse than the stuff done by the creature. Victor's horrendous actions start almost instantaneously in the novel; In chapter 5 pages 48, paragraph 4, it states “Oh! No mortal could support the horror of that countenance. A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then, but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived.” This shows how as soon as the creature was brought to life Victor instantly regretted it, he then pushes the creature to the side like trash and ignores him. …show more content…

Another time in the novel where it shows Victor being a moral monster is in chapter 8, page 67, paragraph 1, it goes on to say “ A thousand times rather would I have confessed myself guilty of the crime ascribed to Justine, but I was absent when it was committed, and such a declaration would have been considered as the ravings of a madman and would not have exculpated her who suffered through me.” This quote shows how even though Victor saw the creature in the woods the night before the murder, he sat there and let Justine take all the blame for the crime instead of speaking up and confessing. His reasoning behind not confessing and helping Justine is because he didn’t want to be seen as mad, Victor cared more about his ego and how people looked at him over helping others and doing the right

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