The Role Of The True Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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“Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.” (Dalai Lama). This quote relates beautifully to the book Frankenstein where a mans isolation turns him into a monster. In a majority of people’s minds there seems to be no question who the monster is in the novel
Frankenstein by Mary Shelly. It is the creature that Frankenstein creates, that murders three innocent people. However, looking beyond the appearance of the monster, it appears evident that what he began as was not a monster but a blank slate with no reasonable motives to lash out. The monster was like a new born baby thrown into a world of isolation with no one to
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Firstly, Victor is evident to be the true monster in Frankenstein shown through his natural attitude conveying selfishness and abandonment. Throughout the novel Victor displays these traits through his many actions where he only cares about his well being. Victor is completely focused on creating human life and does not care that he is hurting Elizabeth, his family and the monster. To begin with, Frankenstein creates the monster so he could alter the gift of life, not to learn for the sake of science or himself. He started his experience out of his own self interest as he ignores his family back in Geneva and does not write them letters explaining his personal status for long periods of time. He is much to immersed in his studies and fascinated by the creation of life and what the human body has to offer. At first it appears that he is just an enthusiastic academic, however later we learn that Victor has been going to graveyards
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