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Victor Frankenstein

In the beginning we find Victor growing up in a wealthy family, where he is encouraged to seek a greater understanding of the world around him through science. He is surrounded by loving family and friends and appears to grow up a normal boy with the exception of his obsession of studying outdated theories of science that focused on the natural wonders. Inspired by his youthful obsession, Victor leaves for the University of Ingolstadt to pursue his passions; however, tragedy strikes a few days before with the passing of his mother from scarlet fever. We can only imagine the distraught Frankenstein traveling to school with the sadness that must have plagued him during this time, and how when he arrived may have unconsciously lead him down the road to the construction of the creature. Victor attacks his studies with enthusiasm and, ignoring his social life
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Soon after Victor’s recovery he receives a letter from his father telling him to return home immediately because his brother William has been murdered. This is the turning point for Victors realization that the monster was a real presence and a threat not only to him but to his family, because up till now the monster has been pushed to the back of Victor’s mind and now he is asserting himself into Victors’ life as a child might when they are tired of being ignored. The monster is not only responsible for the death of Victor’s brother but for the death of the Frankenstein’s beloved servant Justine, who is accused of the murder. Victor is now suffering for the consequences of his actions as are those around him. Haunted by the thoughts of how he ruined so many lives, he sinks into a deep depression. He tries to escape to the Swiss mountains but the monster finds

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