In the novel Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein and his creation are analogous, but there are many differences between the two. Victor grew up with loving siblings and parents and they never denied him anything. The monster that Victor created was deserted by Victor to fight for himself, victor was more a monster than the creature. The monster is self-educated learning from watching from Delacy’s (“My days were spent in close attention, that I might more speedily master the language”. P 99) while Victor was taught in school (“When I had attained the age of seventeen my parents resolved that I should become a student at the University of Ingolstadt”. P 28), Victor was loved and had loved but the monster never experienced anything but hatred from everyone around him. The monster is lonely, largely misunderstood and sympathetic character. The monster is abandoned by his creator Victor the only father figure the monster had. The monster is shocked by the horrified reaction he got from people regarding his appearance that he turns against his creator. The monsters experience is that people associates his deformed appearance with evilness. "As I fixed my eyes on the child, I saw . . . divine benignity to one expressive of disgust and affright." Victor or Doctor Frankenstein is obsessive, preoccupied with his work, and ambitious. The drive to success pushed his experimentation too far. Most often think that the monster is a villain, however reading the novel makes it clear that Doctor Frankenstein should take responsibility for the monster’s crimes that were committed. Victor does not shoulder the monumental responsibility of his actions, he is only driven only by ambition and not by the regard for others: "I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart." Although their obvious differences, there are certain parallels between...
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