Victor and the Creature: Each Other’s Other Half
It is said that it is impossible for an unstoppable force to meet an immovable object. However, in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein and his creation do exactly that. Victor stops at nothing to make sure he destroys the monster. On the other hand, the monster does everything in his power to not let Victor kill him. Victor Frankenstein and his creation share a unique connection in which Victor is not only the creator, but also the other half to his creation. Although Victor and the creature are out to get one another, they do not realize that they need each other in order to have something to live for. In The Dark Knight, the Joker tells Batman, “You won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won't kill you because you're just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever” (The Dark Knight). Victor thinks it is his destiny that he will chase the creature forever. He states “Destiny was too potent…” (Shelley 23) which eventually leads to his destruction. However, just like Batman, Victor chases his creature, but if he ever met him, he wouldn’t have killed him. Although he said he wanted to, it is hard to believe that a creator would bring himself to destroy his own creation. The creature represents the Joker because he has nothing else to live for besides getting chased by, and chasing Victor. Both of them need one another and, in a sense, are two halves to the same whole.
Not only were Victor and his creation destined to chase each other, but they were also destined to be together. His whole life, Victor wanted to be the creator of life. After meeting with Professor Waldman, he says, “…it decided my future destiny” (Shelley 29). Victor may not realize it yet, but it is his fate that he will create the other half of himself, his own monster. With the creature, from the moment he comes alive he is automatically attracted to Victor. Unfortunately, Victor...
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