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

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The commonest used definition of monster is "n. An imaginary creature that is typically large, ugly, and frightening." In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor's creation is most certainly a monster on the outside, but the true monster on the inside would have to be Victor Frankenstein himself. Victor was very cruel, wicked, and inhuman in the ways he dealt with his problems. If Victor would have been more responsible for his actions, the monster might have not have been as violent. It is possible that Victor could have instilled values, and taught the monster kindness and compassion rather than hatred and resentment. One of the main reasons the monster was so violent was that he was seeking revenge for the fact that Victor wasn't an ideal creator to his creation. Before Victor even brought the monster to life, he was already going against nature. Bringing something that was dead back to life goes against nature, and against religious nature. It is horrifying to think that Victor was playing God himself, and took it in his hands to decide to bring something to life once again. It takes an evil heart to try to defy nature itself. It's atrocious to think that even knowing that the creation will always be one of a kind, he would be an outcast among all of the living and would never truly …show more content…

Victor should have monitored the creature, instead he left the creature to roam. Therefor, Victor could have prevented all of these horrific events from happening if he had just assumed his responsibility for his actions. Yet, he let the creation go free to kill innocents, including his nephew William. Victor even knew that his creation was the murderer of his innocent kin, yet he let Josephine take the blame. Victor let her take the blame for something Victor could have prevented, and Victor could have taken charge and told the truth, yet he kept quiet and let someone else be responsible for his

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