The Role Of Vengeance In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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An individuals' desire to seek vengeance can only be accomplished through the corruption of one's soul. Whether one seeks revenge through violence, or emotional torture, the individual seeking retribution discovers that they will pay a high price on their own innocence and emotional well being. In the novel Frankenstein the main protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, creates a creature who seeks vengeance on his creator as a result of his abandonment. Victor, in an act of protest also seeks his own revenge by not giving into the creatures demands. In the end both ultimately pay the price of revenge with their own lives. In Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, revenge is a significant theme between the two main characters Victor Frankenstein and his unnamed creature. This can be evident through vengeance and murder which ultimately leads to both characters' downfall. Motivated by vengeance, the monster sets…show more content…
Vengeance, an act of inflicting pain and suffering on another individual, was used between the two protagonists as a means to resolve conflict. The monster accomplished his revenge by murdering Victor's loved ones, while Victor responded through direct violence on the monster and his creature bride. Ultimately, both achieve their revenge on each other through their own demise. These acts resulted in tragic and devastating consequences for both Victor Frankenstein and the monster. If Victor has created his monster, and integrated him into society, and gave him the knowledge, affection he deserved, then it can be inferred his relationship with humans would have been completely different. This suggests that the demise of the monster and Victor would have never occurred had Victor Frankenstein showed compassion to the experiment he
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