Once the top is reached, there is only one place to go. Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, makes this the underlying theme in her novel displaying the entire life of main protagonists Victor Frankenstein and Victor’s creation, The Monster. Frankenstein, lost in science, discovers the secret to life and begins countless experiments to test his theory. His biggest and deadliest experiment was creating The Monster. The Monster is tall, ugly, and dangerous. The Monster goes on to directly kill three people and “raise hell” throughout all of Victor’s life. The Monster blames his hatred for Victor on Victor’s absence in his life. The Monster asks for one thing; a female companion to spend the rest of his life with. Victor destroys the female companion right in front of The Monster. This just adds Victor’s downward spiral. Victor and The Monster are in a constant battle of who has more power over each other or whose life is in control of the other’s. It is a life wasting war.
Victor becomes easily consumed by science and his science projects. It all started when Victor went off to college where he met his professor, M. Waldman. He shows Victor around and leaves a life-long impression on Victor, he describes it by saying, “Thus ended a day memorable to me: it decided my future destiny” (Shelley 47). Victor is very, very passionate about science. It’s not always good to be that passionate about something. Victor studied day and night just to learn more about the world. His goal had been set: bring an inanimate object to life. Victor’s unhealthy study habits led him to come across this revelation, the secret to life. Victor, who was bewildered that it was actually him who came up with this theory, goes on to say, “I was surprised… that I alone should be reserved to discover so astonishing a secret” (Shelley 50). He doesn’t reach his goal until many months of hard, laborious, work. Victor showed great persistence, and also the lack sanity. Victor