Is Victor Frankenstein Selfish

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Those causing the mistreatments were acting in fear. In the novel, Victor Frankenstein allows this fear to spread across the town and terrorize people. His concern was not on what may happen if things did not go the way he planned them. He was selfish in his eagerness to achieve something that was not accessible to mankind. In the novel, Victor states, “ His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God!”(Shelly, 51). One would be considered this to be monstrous, to have the power to decide how someone is supposed to look. To compose the feathers of a human being is not for us to have. It is horrifying, and there are reasons why we should have that power. When Victor Frankenstein created this monster,…show more content…
The monsters only oversight was to let the words of others around him define who he was. Through the novel, Frankenstein felt sick and asked himself why would Victor create a monster so hideous that even he would turn from disgust. (Shelly,116). Even though many would say that this was the moment when Frankenstein started to developed hatred towards Victor, this is in fact when the monster started to express some sense of vulnerability. He questions his existence and why people had this electric feeling of horror towards him. As the book progresses, the monster continues his search for his identity. He adds, “ My person was hideous and my stature gigantic. What did this mean? Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come? What was my destination” “(Shelly,58). Not knowing who you are, how you came to be, and why you came can really mess with one 's head. In the process of trying to find yourself, one might have to face some opticals that others around them may not understand. If that who created you, Victor creating the Monster, is willing to let you suffer and experience pain because one does not want to step up and accept their mistake is villainous. The creature had no “relation or friend upon the earth” (Shelley, 147). Imagine how lonely it must have been to have no one on your side. To have no one to just accept you for who you are. One may think that if one is not going to be accepted and
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