Significance Of Following Traumatic Events In Frankenstein

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following traumatic events caused by his creation. Towards the beginning of the novel, the audience becomes informed that Frankenstein devoted his time working on animating a monster that he had put together from pieces of human remains that he stole from a graveyard. He worked on the monster for an extremely long time, proving his dedication towards completing it. However, when the day came to bring the creature to life, Frankenstein abandoned it, forcing it to live and learn on its own. He later retreated to his bed where he became extremely sick for the entirety of the winter. Later in the novel, as it approaches the climax of the story, the government falsely accused Frankenstein for the murder of his best friend, Henry Clerval. When he …show more content…

While undergoing many traumatic experiences throughout the novel, he fell ill only twice; this resulted from a greater significance of events than the others. In the first instance, Frankenstein could not believe that he resurrected such a horrid appearing creature, and felt that he just created a very dangerous monster. With all of the possibilities of what the monster could do from that point on swarming through his head, he became sick to help cope with the chaos. Since this already happened once, it would require a much more dreadful occurrence to trigger another sickness. The monster he created began murdering close friends and family of his; however, it required the death of his best friend, Henry Clerval, to cause Victor to fall into another sickness. People may criticize that with this logic, he would have fallen extremely sick when the monster killed his wife, Elizabeth. However, at this point, the monster killed everybody he knew, and his mindset contained nothing other than the idea of …show more content…

Without the scientific ability of Frankenstein, the monster he created would not exist, making him feel completely morally attached to it. At the moment when he realized that he had created this life from the dead, he understood that he exists as its master and formed an attachment with it; similar to that of a father and son. Knowing this when the monster moved for the first time proved overwhelming for Frankenstein and he became sick for the first time. Later on after the monster murdered his best friend, he realized that he failed to teach it right from wrong, and felt terrible about it. This led to his second bed-ridden period. Around this time, Frankenstein recalls how he could have “raised” his creation better and taught it right from wrong so that it could have a much better turnout. In short, Frankenstein understood his

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