Victor Frankenstein Relationship Analysis

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Victor Frankenstein is the protagonist and the creator of “The monster.” As displayed in the book and article, he becomes the way he is by his relationships. His relationship with Elizabeth is an example of an important relationship. His cousin, adoptive sister, and eventual wife, she was always close to him. Elizabeth was dear to Victor’s heart in a way no one else was. Shelley depicts this unique affection Victor has for Elizabeth with this quote from Victor: On the evening previous to her being brought to my home, my mother had said playfully, “I have a pretty present for my Victor—tomorrow he shall have it.” And when, on the morrow, she presented Elizabeth to me as her promised gift, I, with childish seriousness, interpreted her words …show more content…

He sees her as his own possession. He believes he must protect her and keep her safe from the world. Victor also strongly believes that she can only belong to him alone. As a child, he vows to never let anyone else to have her. This relationship changes when Elizabeth and Victor eventually marry. The short lived happiness is cut when Frankenstein’s monster kills Elizabeth on the night they were married. This act fills Victor with negative emotions of all kinds. The loss of his precious Elizabeth destroys victor and causes him to pass out from the sheer amount of shock. The act of losing Victor begins his true descent into insanity as his body and mind feels with hate. Victor also has a very important relationship with the monster. The monster has no relationship with Victor besides a need for revenge. When Victor created the monster, he looked on him in disgust. He abandoned his creation after looking upon the creation with horror. This feels the monster with loneliness and rage, so he goes and lives on Felix’s farm. However, he realizes how alone he is, so he returns to Frankenstein and demands a female partner. He promises to cease all relations with his creator if he can give him a mate. Victor reluctantly agrees and builds a bride for the fiend he created. However, he destroys the female and dumps the body in the lake, much to the anger of the monster, shown when he states “Shall each man,” cried he, “find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone?”

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