English Language Arts - G/T
21 December 2015
An Interesting Dilemma
Threats can be influential and powerful, but it is not always best to trust a threatening person, much less help them. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein has a difficult choice. His creation desires a mate, and threatens both Victor and his family so he can receive one. Even though making the companion seems to be his only option, there are many reasons why doing so would have undesirable results for Victor. Since Victor has created a creature before, there is some indication of what would happen if he constructed another. Overall, Victor Frankenstein should not produce a mate for his creature because it would put his health in danger and could be a waste of time and backfire on him, as the creature has not always revealed the full truth.
If Victor decided to not make a mate for his creature, then he would be saving himself from severe health problems. Typically, when two tasks are performed by the same person, they will have similar, if not identical, results. Therefore, using Victor’s first experience making a creature, it can be predicated what will happen if he makes another one. As Victor was working in his lab on his first creature, he glanced at himself, and remarked “sometimes I grew alarmed at the wreck perceived had become, the energy if my purpose alone sustained me… I believed that exercise and amusement would then drive away incipient disease” (Shelley 47). If Victor himself notes that this was a “disease” which made him a “wreck” then it must have been apparent that his health was abnormal. Therefore if Victor made another creature, surely this “disease” would come back, and could be worse than before. Anoth...
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...n there is little reason to believe he will not do so again.
Overall, Victor would be making the incorrect decision if he chose to make a female companion for his creature, and for multiple reasons. Firstly, if Victor made another creature, he would most likely grow ill, and greatly harm his health. Secondly, if the creature had other motives, and was lying or misleading Victor, then he would make victor waste time on something causing him more trouble, On the other hand, some may claim there is no reason to believe the creature would lie. this, however, is not true as the creature has previously held back the full truth for his own personal gain, this was when he asked one one deed from Victor, but never told Victor how elaborate it was when he decided to say yes. Victor would be making the most intelligent choice by not creating a female companion for his creature.
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