Innocence Loss In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Innocence Loss Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein links vagueness and fortitude of a college student, named Victor Frankenstein, whose obsession of science drives him over the edge. Because of his thirst for knowledge, he goes too far and creates a monstrous creature, which he instantaneously rejects. This rejection plays a major role in the monster’s hatred for humans. As the story goes on, the constant dismissal of the wrench eventually turned him for a sweet, innocent creature, to a vile, insensitive abomination. Rejection is a horrible insult that can drive even the lovable of creatures to do unspeakable deeds. Victor is disgusted at the site of the creature he has created. “ I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then, but when…show more content…
He was then induced to disguise himself under the shade of a cypress. The wrench scarcely hid when suddenly he saw the little girl, who he had heard laughing just moments before, fall into a rapid stream of water. On seeing this horrifying event, “I rushed from my hiding-place and, with extreme labour from the force of the current, saved her, and dragged her to shore”(101). Startled, the being began to resuscitate the lifeless child in his hands when he was suddenly interrupted by the approach of the child’s pursuer. “On seeing me, he darted towards me, and tearing the girl from my arms . . . he aimed a gun, which he carried, at my body, and fired. I sank to the ground, and my injurer, with increased swiftness, escaped into the woods”(101). The being was left in the woods for weeks attempting to cure the wound which he had received. He was upset. He became confused. “I had saved a human being from destruction, and as a recompense I now writhed under the miserable pain of a wound which shattered the flesh and bone”(101). His mind wondered with thoughts of all the adversity, betrayal, and sorrow that had been afflicted upon him. “My sufferings were augmented also by the oppressive sense of the injustice and ingratitude of their infliction. My daily vows rose for revenge-a deep and deadly revenge, such as would alone compensate for the outrages and anguish I had
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