The Victor In Frankenstein

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DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

The role of victor is subverting the mythical norms in Frankenstein. Usually the creator is considered superior and perfect in his qualities however, in this novelette, the creator himself is flawed he fails to own his own creation. On the complete contrast, Mary Shelley portrays the Creature to be an isolated figure that spends his life desiring a companion and friendship. The Creature is so rejected by society, so abandoned by Victor and the people he come across, that he becomes filled with hatred towards everyone, particularly for the one who placed him into this terrible state in the first place – Victor. The first abandonment occurred right after the “birth” of the Creature. The Creature, born as a neutral
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The end of the Creature occurs with his encounter of Robert Walton and the realization that Victor is in fact dead. He then hides away to die in peace away from society and everything that had pushed him away from human existence. Despite this being the downfall of the Creature, Robert Walton sees him differently than others and through Robert Mary Shelley demonstrates another aspect of being an outcast in this novel. (Erika.g.simon…. the outcast in frankenstein) good example of the creature’s intelligence and eloquence was that he was pointing out that even the worst of men are allowed to defend themselves before judgment is passed. The creature has the ability to speak in his own defense, but is not given the chance. He is not accepted as a human and therefore is not given the right to defend himself. The creature also points out that while Victor has labeled him a murderer, Victor does not see a crime in killing the creature. The creature’s rejection in the novel is due to the nature of his being. People are instinctively prejudiced against those who are different, and form relations with those who are similar. The creature is the only being of his kind, and…show more content…
He forced Frankenstein to create a female monster, and he provided motivation by killing Frankenstein 's loved ones and threatening to kill more of them. The monster recalls in this final scene of Shelley 's novel how his desire drove him to evil. ". . . do you think that I was then dead to agony and remorse?--He . . . suffered not more in the consummation of the deed;--oh! Not the ten-thousandth portion of the anguish that was mine during the lingering detail of its execution. A frightful selfishness hurried me on. . . ." (153) At that point in the novel, the monster has changed from good in nature to evil in nature. His own desires are more important to him than the well-being of others and he is willing to commit murder in order ensure the fulfillment of his
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