Victor Frankenstein Sacrifice Analysis

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“Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.” The novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, revolves around the idea of sacrifice; a scientist who endures forfeitures as a result of his creation. The book begins with a stranded sailor named Captain Walton watching an average man, almost dead with exhaustion, pursue another abnormally large man. Later on, Captain Walton takes in the tired man, named Victor Frankenstein, and offers him help and time to recover. From this moment, Victor Frankenstein begins telling the story of he and the monster. Mary Shelley’s use of the sacrifice of the character of Victor Frankenstein has highlighted much of the character’s values. Moreover, Mary Shelley does…show more content…
This is shown when Victor's monster escapes from the lab and the individuals the monster faces are negatively affected. Any time Frankenstein’s monster came in contact with another individual, people would either be too scared and run away from him or attempt to kill him. For instance, after the monster was brought to life, he describes how disoriented he was; how we had to understand the basic of being human and grasp standard knowledge of how to read and write; this way, he could be socially acceptable. Moreover, in seeking guidance, the monster first visited a random man who later ran away in terror, and after that, he wandered into a village, which also proved that individuals will not accept the monster, primarily because he is far too grotesque; and so he was ostracized by the people. Enraged by the fact, Victor’s creation begins to have little regard for the people around him, especially those who reject him. Taking this into account, Victor’s scientific breakthrough puts the people of his community in danger. This is evident the monster despises all humans when he says,“I declared everlasting war against the species, and, more than all, against him who had formed me, and sent me forth to this insupportable
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