Who Is Victor's Responsibility In Frankenstein

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In Frankenstein by Mary Shelly, Dr. Victor Frankenstein is an ambitious scientist who seeks to discover the wonders of the dead. Victor wants to become the first person to give life to the dead but lets his lust for resurrecting the dead consume him and forgetting reality to focus on one goal. However, once Victor completes his task of resurrecting the dead, his whole world falls apart because of the monster he created. Victor’s monster is a hideous human being that frightens even death itself, causing society to reject him as a person. The monster was born with no knowledge of the world, and Victor abandoned the monster resulting in the monster trying to find his own path. However, only to be exiled from humanity instilling a rage inside the …show more content…

Victor’s duty is to teach the monster and raise him. Yet, once he creates the monster he sees how daunting the monster is and abandons the monster (Shelly 35). Victor plays the role of a father to the monster and is accountable to teach and nurture his creation, instead, he is struck with trepanation on how hideous his creation is resulting in Victor wanting no part in the monster’s life. Victor does not let the monster hurt his pride by letting society know he is responsible for creating a hideous monster. During Victor’s whole life he let his sciences and knowledge guide him and does not let the monster intervene in his life. Victor’s abandonment causes the monster to raise itself and question why people fear him, in addition this proves to turn Victor’s life into a …show more content…

The monster’s new revenge toward his creator and loneliness make him seeks out Victor, hoping for Victor to make him a spouse as revolting as him, trusting that the spouse will act as a placebo of someone who will show compassion to him (104-105). Though, the fact that Victor rejects the idea of making the monster a spouse results in the monster becoming even more anger towards Victor, “I WILL BE WITH YOU ON YOUR WEDDING-NIGHT” (123). The monster swears from this point on to kill all those who Victor loves or shows compassion to, even to his future wife. Victor’s rejection is the last straw, and this causes the monster to be a curse in Victor’s life. However, this is not a revenge that could be quenched, the monster shows this by the several murders toward Victor’s family (102). Victor continues to let his loved ones die because of his obsession toward seclusion and the idea of him being a mad scientist for creating a monster. The monster commits murders to show his revenge toward Victor, but the monster does not want to kill his family but has to keep his revenge alive. The monster continues to curse Victor, therefore Victor can feel the similar pain the monster felt. The killings continue because Victor lacks the courage to admit to being a mad scientist, but it is his seclusion and lack of care toward the monster that created the monsters rage

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