Research Paper on Frankenstein

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In the book Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, secretly blames Victor throughout the course of the novel as the cause of his own suffering and pain. Victor ultimately is the one and only monster within the novel because of relationship that has built between him and the monster. Victor Frankenstein has created a monster that throughout the novel harms him because of his lack of responsibility and selfishness. The monster commits a number of different crimes which in return causes Victor to view him as the true monster however if Victor wasn’t so self- concerned with achieving his own goals, he would have seen the negative effects of the way he treated the monster earlier then he did.

In Frankenstein there are many things that are the cause to Victor’s grief and suffering. One of them is him being irresponsible. For example, not only did Victor create one monster but he actually considers reconstructing yet another one, this time a female so his original creation could have a partner. In Literature & Its Times Volume 1 by Joyce Moss and George Wilson it states on page 118 “In England, Frankenstein constructs a female counterpart for the creature. He reconsiders, though, realizing that he has been wrong in attempting to control life and death, and destroys the figure before giving it life”. In that statement it shows that Victor did attempt to make another creature but realized that it was a bad idea and destroyed it before even bringing to life. Another example is from Frankenstein by Robert Kiely page 30. He states “ Frankenstein’s first act after creating a new life is to disown it… as soon as his dream is realized in concrete form. Frankenstein wants nothing to do with it.” What he is saying is that the first thing Frankenstein did was disown the creature right after he created it because he couldn’t stand to look at it and wanted nothing to do with the monster which shows us how he is irresponsible. Robert Kiely states again “But what is important in the thematic...
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