Real Monster

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Marissa Mendoza
January 17, 2013
Humanities 8th
Real Monster

What is a monster? Is it a horrible creature or human that goes out for the kill and doesn’t own up to their crime? Or is it a disfigured living thing that does not look human? Who is the real monster here? Is it Victor or his creation or both? Some would say “Victor’s creation” because it does not look human and looks scary and ugly. Others would say “Victor” because of what he did in his past. I think Victor is the real monster throughout the entire book. Yes, Victor’s creation seems to sound like the monster but really if you look at it more closely, the real monster would be Victor Frankenstein. The reason why I said “Victor Frankenstein” is the monster is because after several years of tireless work, he masters all that his professors have to teach him, and he goes one step further: discovering the secret of life. Privately, hidden away in his apartment where no one can see him work, he decides to begin the construction of an animate creature, envisioning the creation of a new race of wonderful beings. Full of himself to this labor, he neglects everything else—family, friends, studies, and social life—and grows increasingly obsessed. In chapter 4 pages 39 explains how he had gotten the body parts. He collected bones from charnel-houses. He disturbed the dead bodies by cutting parts of their body to create his creature. In chapter 5 pages 42 explains how he felt about his creation. Once he was done and satisfied, he took a step back to view his wonderful creation. Once he saw how it looked, horror and disgust was written all over his face. He abandoned his creation and then chooses to flee from his past. Not knowing what he has created, will have consequences in the future. The second reason is he becomes guilty for the deaths that have come upon his loved ones and did not do much to help save them. In chapter 7-8 explain two deaths. Victor was on his way back to Geneva when he finds a letter...
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