Victor Frankenstein Quotes Analysis

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While people may have good intentions, these intentions may not always lead to good consequences. Early in the book, Victor has just created and found the secret to life. He originally tried to use his discovery to help the world, but he was naive. Victor proclaims, "No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards, like a hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success. Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. A new species would owe their being to me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent creatures would owe their being to me" (Shelley 36). This quote shows that although Victor’s experiment with the creature did not turn out well, his original intentions were of pure heart. …show more content…

These are among the best of intentions, but they were steered wrong by his own self. As soon as he laid his eyes upon the creature he was repulsed. The creature who also had good intentions and loved its creator was described as this “A new species would owe their being to me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent creatures would owe their being to me.” Why, with Victor knowing this did he run away? His intentions were good, but his actions were the opposite. Only if the creature had known Victor’s original intentions! He would have realized that he was a good man and could have forgiven him for his initial reactions. If the creature and Victor reconciled, then Victor could have used his technology for serious good, but Victor was too shallow. He could only view his creation based on its appearance, not on its intellect. Victor’s good intentions were ruined by his own bias, causing bad

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