The Real Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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The word “monstrous” can be confused with the definition of “monster” as something inhuman, something or someone who has lacks of remorse or caring for things that a normal human being should care for. In literature, the word monster is used to refer to men/women who have done horrible mistakes like murder or those who have no regard for life and nature. Victor Frankenstein is the real monster of the story because he condemned everyone around him to dead because the isolation that he provoked by cutting everyone of his life caused him psychological damage. Through Frankenstein, Mary Shelley attempts to show the idea of how it is unnecessary to be a creature in order to be a monster. We could be human but we still act like monsters. Shelley…show more content…
By Victor narrating his own life,the reader can understand that Victor always grew up surrounded by the decisions of his parents, by following what his parents wanted for him because the arrival of Elizabeth was so that in the future she could be Victor’s partner. Right before the death of Victor’s mother, she said “My children, my firmest hopes of future happiness were placed on the prospect of your union. This expectation will now be the consolation of your father”(38). This being said, the message of how Frankenstein’s parents were over his decision was clear, but after his mother’s death, Frankenstein decides to leave his family and dedicate his time to his studies by locking himself of any kind of feeling against his family. It is evident that Frankenstein by locking himself from the death of his mother started affecting his human…show more content…
Frankenstein chose isolation and he ignored those who cared for him, as well as his own creation. All these facts make Victor Frankenstein the true monster, while his creation was trying to create bonds and achieve social interactions with humans rather than Victor, who was a human that could interact but decided the isolation take over him and cut any type of interaction with the world. The creature could make monstrous actions in order to attain the attention he wanted, the bonds he wanted to create, but the selfishness of Victor leaded him to be the real monster of his
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