Who Is The Real Monster In Frankenstein

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Victor Frankenstein: The Real Monster
In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein is constantly seeking higher knowledge. His passion for education and his incredible understanding of the sciences leads him to undertake the most serious project of his life: to create life out of nothing. Hellbent on success, Frankenstein never stops to consider the inevitable consequences of his actions. Upon succeeding in his quest, reality set in. As Victor is coming down from his power-hungry frenzy, the enormity of what he had created (an eight foot tall monstrosity, made from the limbs of the deceased) becomes evident. Instead of taking responsibility for his actions, Frankenstein runs from his creature, leaving it for dead. His actions alone prove that Victor Frankenstein is the real monster.
In order to assemble his beast, Frankenstein had to go against the law and collect body parts from various graves. Living in the time he did (The Romantic Era, where beauty was highly appreciated), Frankenstein must have at least had an idea of the reaction the general populace would have towards the Creature. How could he construct such a being without there being repercussions? Victor himself describes the appreciation he has, and the relief he feels from the beautiful landscape to Walton, explaining that "... I suddenly left my home, and bending my steps towards the near Alpine valleys, sought in the magnificence, the eternity of such scenes, to
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How could he be when his own creator assembled him from corpses, abandoned him, and then had the audacity to act as if nothing had happened? Victor is more at fault for the terrible events that followed his experiments to create life out of nothing than the creature is. The fact that he could not find it in himself to man up and take responsibility for his crimes against humanity not only made him a monster, but a coward as
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