Theme Of Betrayal In Frankenstein

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The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley adds a very different viewpoint on the nature of human betrayal. Throughout the novel, it seems as if the Monster is the only face of betrayal due to the fact that he is a monster on the surface, but not truly one on the inside. As the reader delves deeper into the book, they can see that many events contribute to the Monster’s feelings. By the end of the book, it is figured out that the Monster is not the only face of betrayal in the book. I argue that Victor Frankenstein is the character behind the most betrayal in the book. Victor is the main betrayer in the book because of his betrayal of nature, and because of his abandonment of his creation. As technology becomes more advanced, the term “playing…show more content…
Imagine being brought into the world to be completely thrown away by whoever created you, for being born. Now, this is the perspective of the Monster that Frankenstein created. The Monster was immediately hated as soon as he came to life. His own creator found him to be repulsive: “ I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” Pg 59 PP 3. This hatred caused the monster to feel awful and run away in despair. Victor Frankenstein felt that he was justified to give up on his creation because it was ugly. This is completely unfair to the Monster because it has not done anything wrong, yet Victor Frankenstein feels he has the right to immediately turn his back on his creation. This is something that is frowned upon in society, but is sometimes the case. If this betrayal had not have happened, the Monsters nature could have been completely different. The Monster merely acted out because he was so greatly betrayed. In all honesty, the monster had good intentions in his heart, and he had a great soul. This great soul became diminished by the instant rejection as soon as he came to life. Now the Monster tried to keep it's spirits high but then things just seemed to get worse for him. Once the Monster…show more content…
In the book, the reader comes to find that Victor Frankenstein emulates this human nature, to betray. Victor shows his betrayal by creating life out of death, and by leaving his creation as soon as it is brought into the world- just for being displeasing to the eye. Although the Monster was considered the pinnacle of betrayal, the real monster was Victor Frankenstein himself, and the human nature that he universally
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