The Responsibility Of The Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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From time to time, people tend to question what they have to take responsibility for. Most people underestimate the amount of obligation they believe they are accountable for. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein created a human from the body parts of deceased people. Victor abandons the creature after he makes him because of fear, leaving the new being hopeless. The monster gets out of the apartment to survive. He watches theses cottagers out in the woods, and learns the basics of survival. Everyone who comes in contact with this creature is terrified of him and runs away without giving him a chance. The creation eventually becomes self conscious and searches for revenge and commits murder of people close to Victor. Therefore, Victor is ultimately responsible for the creature's actions. To begin, Victor deserts the creature, who has not sense of the world yet. The monster tries to be nice at the beginning; however, Victor still finds it in his heart …show more content…

By not making another monster, Victor infuriates the monster more. The monster questions: "'Shall each man,' cried he,' find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone? I had feelings of affection, and they requited by detestation and scorn' "(Shelley 172). Victor prevents the monster from feeling a place of belonging, causing the monster to go on a rampage, which results in more damage. Also, the monster would have disappeared, if Victor would have made him a soul mate. The creature negotiates: "If you consent, neither you nor any other human being shall ever see us [ creature and his companion] again; I will go to the vast wilds of South America. My food is not that of man; I do not destroy the lamb and the kid to glut my appetite ..."(Shelley 148). Victor forces the monster to stay around causing him to kill. Even after the monster tries to compromise, Victor still did not

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