The Monster And The Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley there are multiple elements that make the character who they are. Ambition, guilt, and fear played roles in this story. A work analysis from two authors, Sylvia and Goodwin, analyze the works of Shelley. The analysis discusses the feelings of both Victor and the monster. These elements cause Victor to create one monster and also create a second one but not completely finish the second one. Shelley portrays Victor's creation as both villain and victim in this story. The monster is what makes Frankenstein be seen as a god because he is able to bring someone to life. The monster is both the victim and the villain depending on the circumstances. In the novel, The creature starts off as being seen as a victim.…show more content…
Throughout the story the monster committed crimes in which he causes pain to his creator, Frankenstein. The crimes the monster creates are intentional. The cause of the creatures intentional crimes is the fact that Victor does not finish his second monster. “I am alone and miserable: man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create.” Frankenstein’s creature is responsible for many malicious crimes. The monster is using Victor as his own puppet. Making Victor feel guilty and using it to trick Victor into creating a mate for the monster. Victor realizes what he is doing is out of arrogance and stops the creation of the monster. The creature does not like Victor’s decision of ending the creation of the second creature, so he decides to commit one last crime. Due to the act of the monster he causes Victor pain. He killed Elizabeth, the only person he loved. Victor was unhappy due to many deaths that were committed by the monster. This is why he is seen as the villain. “Yet when he saw his creature reaching out toward him, trying to smile, Victor rushed from the building, unable to take on the creature as his own charge.” This is the turning point where the monster sees that he is not loved by his creator. This is the part that kind of
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