Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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Mary Shelly’s captivating novel Frankenstein tells the readers a story of love, life, and tragedy. In the novel an overly curious scientist named Victor Frankenstein decided to play God and mess with the force of nature; he created a life that was an abomination to the natural world. After Victor Frankenstein realized his mistake, he was frightened and decided to abandon all responsibility to fix what had been done. To begin with, the foolish mistake of even attempting to create a life form such as this was at its very core irresponsible and it came with terrible consequences. The murder that had resulted from this creation was absolutely in every way Victor Frankenstein’s fault.
In the novel, Mary Shelly portrays the Monster as a mere newborn that had no sense of what was right or what was wrong. The Frankenstein Monster was born by a spark, rising up eight feet tall and abnormally strong. The Monster, after being abandoned by Victor tried to involve itself in society, but strangely was rejected. The confused creature looked at himself and noticed it was his grotesque appearance that made him repulsive to every person that crossed paths with him. There is no question that the Monster was an ugly thing being composed of different body parts and chemical concoctions, therefore the reactions to the appearance of the Monster were understandable from a physical stand point. Given the situation that the creature was in fact abandoned by Victor and had no lessons of morality quite yet, made him essentially a wild animal without a “master” to tell him what was right from wrong. Not long after Victor lost the Monster, he had murdered a child named William. This was very critical in the plot because Victor knew that if he hadn’t played ...

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...only chose to abandon and lie to the Monster so he didn’t have to deal with the mess he had made.
“So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein—more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation” – Victor
Victor explained that he only wanted to unlock the secret of creation. Even though this type of science was clearly crossing the line, Victor selfishly went ahead with the experiment anyway. This selfishness Victor Frankenstein showed altogether from his curiosity about life to his unwillingness to be a father to his creation was what caused the people to be murdered; and above all, his role of playing God in his dark science to achieve a terrible goal makes him the true murderer in the story of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein.
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