Knowledge Can Lead To Destructions Journey In Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In the world today there is a drive to evolve and improve life through science and its findings. When looking at the good of a society, the people have to decide when the line between right and wrong is drawn. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, she proves that the possession of knowledge can lead to destructive forces through Victor Frankenstein’s monster’s journey. The events that lead to Victor’s monster’s destructive path is when he comes into contact with the cottagers, he murders Victor’s brother, and runs away after destroying Victor’s life.
After the day that Victor’s monster comes to life his creator runs away in disgust at the creation he has made, leaving behind a lost creature looking for its place in the world. As the monster
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In Geneva, the setting has a tone of optimism in the creature’s search of Victor to express the hate he acquires from his trials. He eventually comes across a young boy and a spark of hope blooms again at the idea that he could educate the innocent to love the damaged. The creature shows no real ill intent towards the boy as he tries to kidnap the struggling kid until the monster learns of the relation the boy, William, shares with the very man that brought him to life. The theme of destructiveness is shown when the monster kills the young boy in a fit of revenge and then finds a picture of a beautiful woman he desires to have. As he is venturing away from the crime scene he comes across a sleeping maiden and mischievously plants the picture with the girl, effectively framing and leading to her death. This shows the audience that Victor’s choice to make such a being was a mistake and his selfishness has wreaked havoc on society because the people shun the…show more content…
The monster tells Frankenstein of the wretchedness of the world and how it was not meant for a being such as himself. At the end of his insightful tale the creature demands a companion of the same hideous features but of the opposite gender to become his. Victor only has the choice to make the monster or suffer a lifetime of horror his creation would bring upon him. Which the creator ultimately agrees to make the female monster to save the lives of his family but gains a conscious that fills with guilt of all the destruction he has created and creating. When the monster comes to collect the female he tears her apart and the monster vows to destroy all Victor holds dear. The monster’s emotional sense is consumed with rage against Victor, murdering Frankenstein’s best friend. Though when the monster’s framing ways do not work to lead to Victor being executed, he then murders Frankenstein’s wife on their wedding night. This tragedy is the last for Victor’s father who becomes ill with grief and quickly passes within a few days, leaving Victor with nothing but his own regret. Shelley doesn’t give the audience the monsters side of the story but hints that the remainder of his journey consisted of being a shadow to that of his creator. It is at the graves of the Frankenstein family when the creature makes an appearance in the solemn and

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