Responsibility In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In life, you can blame a lot of people and you can wallow in self-pity, or you can pick yourself up and say, ‘Listen, I have to be responsible for myself.’ Howard Schultz. Being responsible means that you are accountable for your actions/duties. The novel Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelly in 1818. The novel revolves around the main characters Victor Frankenstein, The monster, and Elizabeth. The novel begins in Russia then transitions to Geneva, Switzerland. The setting of the novel keeps changing however most of it is set in Europe. One of the messages or the lessons the author of this novel tries to teach its audience is that you should always take responsibility for your actions before it’s too late.
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One by one the creature killed everyone Victor loved. First of all The Creature killed Victor’s youngest brother William. The killing of William was the assurance for Victor or somewhat sign that his creation is ruining lives and that is when he should have been a man and took responsibility for his actions. However he did not take any responsibility and just ignored it. Then when the creature met victor and told him to create a female creature for him victor again ignored him and went to Europe with Henry. The consequence of Victor not making a female partner for The Creature caused the death of his best friend Henry. Even after all this Victor never told anyone about the creature or tried to obtain help in order to stop the creature. Lastly on Victor’s Honeymoon he found his bride Elizabeth dead cause by The creature again. Lastly, the only person now left in Victor’s life now was his father who also died because of all the deaths of his loved ones. All four of these deaths were the cause of Victor’s irresponsibility. If he had killed the creature first time when he encountered him face to face and felt that he was dangerous none of this would have happened. Being scared of his creation and not taking responsibility for it made him lose everyone he loved. Only if he had seek any help or taken responsibility for his actions people would have been alarmed about the monster and taken good care of

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