Role Of The Creature In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Victor Frankenstein, a character from Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein Or the Modern Prometheus, created a Creature that ruins his life. Some may believe that Frankenstein is the Creature, though surprisingly Frankenstein is the creator of the Creature. Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant scientist, created a creature from the old flesh of decaying bodies, but because of the Creature was so hideous, Victor spontaneity leaves the Creature on his own. The Creature then learns how to read on his own, through some rather creepy stalking. The creature couldn’t help but envy the people with family and friend, for whom he had no one that he, could even call remotely a friend. He then learns about Victor through Victor’s journal when he figures about his abandonment and grows furious and decides to take revenge on unfortunate Victor Frankenstein.…show more content…
He demands a companion from Victor and Victor creates a companion for him, though victor later destroys it. Filled with hatred Frankenstein kills Victor’s wife on his wedding day. Victor then devotes his life to take down the Creature, but his voyage leads to his demise; never ever taking down the monster. The monster realizes he now is lonelier than ever and there is nothing left in for his life but death. Throughout the course of the book there was this idea that Mary Shelley brings up constantly, nature vs. nurture. While reading there is a question that the reader constantly asks internally. Is the Creature inherently evil from the start or did the Creature become that way because there was no one to nurture and teach him norms? Although nature is expressed in the book, it is nurture that ultimately determines an individual’s behavior according to
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