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Looking At Revenge In Frankenstein English Literature Essay

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Wordcount: 760 words Published: 1st Jan 2015

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The way to a disaster is you bring it upon yourself. This is exactly what Victor did to his monster and himself. Victor Frankenstein wanted to make the monster for the good of human race but really did it for selfish reasons. Victor said after he made the creature, “The beauty of my dream vanished, and breathless horror filled my heart.” First of all that’s Victor’s first fault, being selfish wanting to have all the power and attention. Maybe Frankenstein created the monster through his own rejection, not through lab experiments. I think Frankenstein’s denial of his creation was not because of the look of it but of Victor’s own failings of his own life. It’s not the monsters fault that he became filled with hatred and the fear of the human world. It only became this way because of him abandoning his own creation, his own life form. Since Frankenstein was rejecting him he was expecting to then gain and achieve power in the creation of his monster.

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The thing is by Victor still not accepting his monster it’s his way in trying to run away from his own problems he’s caused himself. I think that by Victor’s escape from the monster was his escape from people by disconnecting himself from them. Even though he kept his distance from the monster it still had feeling, he not only had feelings but he was very much like a new toddler. The monster was very innocent and peaceful until he was damaged from reading books and seeing the real world.  This then turned the monster evil and made Victor’s life miserable. Evil enough, that his monster found and killed him. Frankenstein still convinced himself that the monster was not a real human being and couldn’t be capable of what he did, yet the monster showed him wrong. That he was human after all.

Yes Frankenstein wanted to help for the better of humankind; he knew what the consequence and outcome could be. To restore life to human beings is not something to be messing with, your not God. It is difficult to identify the responsibilities Frankenstein has toward his creature. He did not want to create a horrifying monster; he wanted to create life like God but got a monster instead. Putting that pressure and power into your own hands is not something to be running from, especially if giving it life was your goal in the first place. Even if Victor couldn’t care for his creation he should have had it in a good safe place, away from humanity.

In the book, revenge becomes the answer for Victor and the monster. While these two repeatedly hunt each other for revenge, they differ than the Christian way to just “turn the other cheek”. Yet it is revenge in the end that gives Frankenstein and the monster a link to the place they are tearing down for themselves. Revenge all starts by one little thing. Just by neglecting his life form he created, made a disastrous revenge that soon became an endless nightmare. The only person that Frankenstein had to blame was his own self. It was his fault that his sister was murdered, his fault that his father died, and his fault he was killed. All these chains of events lead to him. After all the torturous events that had happened he can’t take it anymore. “I had been the author of unalterable evils; and I live in daily fear, lest the monster whom I had made should perpetrate some new wickedness.” The last result was Victor’s own death. But before his own death he said to a close friend Walton, “Learn from me . . . how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his own town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.” Victor did get his revenge.  Though, it cost him the most vital thing a man can have, his life. fter looking at the outcome of making the creature, it is clear that it was a damaging choice Victor made. For Elizabeth who ended up dying a horrible death due to the monster.  Next Victor’s father dying much earlier then he should have, and lastly Victor’s own life ending because of the fascination he had on seeking revenge.  Victor always seemed to have high intentions, but this time he really didn’t think out the results of his doings.  All the negative domino effects of making the creature was something Victor never even pictured. He had no idea what he was getting himself into, what a disaster that in the end, cost his life.


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