The Consequences Of Despair In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the main protagonist, Victor Frankenstein made mistakes that led him into situations of despair. After creating a vicious monster that is set out to avenge his creators poorly made decisions, Victor learns things and looses people. Throughout the novel, Victor suffers adequately and is responsible for the consequences, but he has the chance to change his fate several times. The first painful event that Victor endures is losing his mother to scarlet fever after she tends to his younger sister Elizabeth. This loss was catastrophic to the Frankenstein family because their mother was very important to them because of her kind and giving nature. After Victor spend years in Germany studying, he becomes fascinated with galvanism and nature and creats monster. When he first initially sees the creature, he runs away and abandons it and that leads the creature to want confrontation. After dismissing the creature, he kills Victor’s younger brother, William out of anger and loneliness. Then, the monster had the audacity and was selfish enough to blame their maid and friend, Justine for the murder of William. The monsters need for revenge costs Victor two people he loves so far. After…show more content…
By going through with this sinful action, he unconsciously put everyone in danger. He is the one who created the creature and brought it to life. His own embarrassment and selfishness to admit his wrong doings killed people in the process. The creature should not be blamed for the deaths even though he did carry them out and has the blood on his hands, he did it because his creator would not claim him as his. Victors’ responsibility also contributes to the guilt that he has to carry, his own personal albatross. The guilt and sadness that will follow Victor for the rest of his life could have been avoided if he had been logical and thought more about the future than in the
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