The Admirable Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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"I beheld the wretch — the miserable monster whom I had created” (Shelley 44). The book Frankenstein is a scientific fiction novel written by Mary Shelley. In this book Victor Frankenstein is an aspiring scientist whose dream is to uncover the secrets between life and death. As a young child Victor is enamored by death. This strange fascination alarms his parents so they adopt a young girl who is raised as his sister in hopes this will distract him of this interest. This girl is named Elizabeth who eventually become his wife. She distracts him for a while but after a lightening storm comes through and obliterates a tree his eagerness returns. He sets off to Ingolstadt to the University to learn about science. He begins to experiment on dead…show more content…
He did not choose to be created or to have life. Victor’s ambition of making him was pure selfish curiosity and wonder. He had no say in what happens to him. Whenever he comes to life he knew nothing. He is a baby that needed to be taught. Although the monster learns quickly he has to learn his everyday tools such as speaking and walking. He right away learns fear and disgust from Victor. His hideous appearance of rotting skin and matted hair causes people to turn against him. After being chased out of a town by a mob he observes from a distance. The monster did not no sympathy or kindness at first until he come upon a family that lives in a cottage in the woods. He watches them and learns learns many emotions. During his time there he also learns about God by listening to them read the Bible to their children. When he shows his face to them they react in fear and repugnance. He realizes he is not from God and his monstrous appears will never allow him to love. "Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance. Satan had his companions, fellow devils, to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred." Soon after the incident the family moves out of the house because they are afraid of the
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