The Monster Is A Man And Victor Is God In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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The Monster Is A Man and Victor is God During the main story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor is shown struggling to understand why his monster has ruined his life. Victor created the monster to be a better version of humans, to be physically perfect superhuman. However, due to his pride, Victor put more into his monster than just conciousness. When Victor gave the monster life, he became a godly figure to the monster, a creator of life. The monster learned of his creator’s humanity and became the physical embodiments of man’s sins; greed, envy, anger, lust, and pride. In the beginnning of the novel the monster was like an innocent child, but as the novel progressed, the monster mentally transitioned into manhood and adopted many of man’s sins without a God-like Victor to guide him.…show more content…
Victor, due to his own pride, set off to become the master of a new race. His creature, that Victor created in his own image, ended up being horribly disfigured. Victor wanted to cheat death and find a way for man to become immortal. Victor told his cousin Elizabeth that ”one man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought, for the dominion I should acquire and transmit over the elemental foes of our race” (Shelley). Victor was willing to break all the laws of nature to achieve his goals and become a God like he believed he deserved. He was proud and greedy and wanted to be recognized as a scientist and a revelutionary, but instead he was only rememberd by Captain Walton in his letter to his sister as a
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