Winter, Spring, And The Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Change can have a negative effect on the a person’s change. This is certainly the case for the main characters in the gothic novel, Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein is an educated man from Geneva, but when he comes to Ingolstadt he becomes obsessed with his work. Victor creates a human and brings it to life. Then he feels disgusted with what he had created and leaves it to fend for itself, unknowing of the terror he could bring. Mary Shelley describes the changes that occur between Victor and the monster throughout her novel by using indirect characterization to show these transformations. Throughout the novel Victor is conveyed as a dynamic character who changes from obsessive to regretful through his actions and feelings. Shelley shows that Victor is obsessed with his creation of the monster by how he disregards everything around him so he could finish his work. Shelley describes,“Winter, spring, and summer passed away…show more content…
Even as the seasons change, Victor misses the essence of the snowy, cool winter, and the sunshine and warmth of the summer, and the blooming flowers of the spring. It is obvious that Victor has let his creation take total control of his life because of the action of completely neglecting all of the changes around him. While Victor’s obsession is evident through his action during his time spent working on the monster, his feelings later on in the novel show the transformation of his character from obsessive to regretful. His feeling of remorsefulness is portrayed after seeing the monster come to life. Victor’s feeling toward the monster during his first few moments of life show his change from obsessive to regretful. Victor describes his moments as,“I felt the bitterness of disappointment; dreams that had been my food and
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