Similarities Between Victor And The Creature In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In the novel, Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, Victor and the Creature are the main references when it comes to the issues of morality. The novel describes a story of two entities, Victor and the Creature, developing psychologically throughout their interactions with each other. Many debaters may argue the Creature is “evil” since a majority of his actions harmed others while Victor is good because he was the victim and sought to destroy what he made. However, this argument can be countered when it is accentuated Victor is evil since he was the Creature’s creator, but abandoned it causing all the catastrophic aftereffects. Based on the tragic events and the effects they have on Victor and the Creature, both are never truly evil or good since Shelley allows the readers to …show more content…

Initially, the Creature was pure and innocent, similarly to a naive child as it did not hate and did not apprehend many things. It tried to comprehend the world and explore it by interacting with the denizens of the area as the Creature mentions, “An old man sat [...] and, perceiving me, shrieked loudly, and, quitting the hut, ran across the fields with a speed of which he debilitated form hardly appeared capable” (98). This scene evinces the original state of the Creature’s mentality, which was non-hostile and agog to many things. However, the more interaction it had with humans, the more perceptive it became and realised people hated it because of its grotesque appearance. It invectively declares, “[...] I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind” (126), after being shot when it saved the life of a girl causing it to be rancorous since it felt unacknowledged for its efforts. As a result, the events morph the Creature into a cynical and jaded being because all it ever experienced in its life was the hate and pain from

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