Passion Vs Responsibility In Frankenstein

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In the novel Frankenstein, author Marry Shelley depicts character Victor Frankenstein as a scientist with a strong passion for forbidden knowledge and finding the answers to life through science. Though his intentions are good this leads him to the creation of a monster. Throughout the novel Frankenstein is constantly encountered by obstacles that test his passions for science and responsibility for his creation. For Victor it seems that the choice to abandon the monster is the easier path, rather than taking care of his creation. In the beginning of the book, right after the creation of the monster, Victor fled his home to get away from the creature, only to return and find that it had escaped. While in the mountains Victor is approached by the monster who begs for understanding from Victor, that it's killing of Victor's younger brother William Frankenstein was out of confusion and it was only intending to hurt Victor, as he saw him as his cruel creator. The monster then asks Victor to create him a female monster, equally grotesque to be his soul mate. If Victor was so passionate about his work you would think he'd keep his monster locked up or under some kind of control, but since victor left his monster free to roam, it left Victor not knowing any better. It is Frankenstein’s responsibility to teach the monster and see it as a friend. It’s because Frankenstein rejects his creature that causes it to become evil. “Oh No mortal could support the horror of that countenance. A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then, but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing suck as even Dante could not have conceived.”(pg.49) Each time the monster killed it was a consequence of Victor’s actions. When it murdered William, it was out of confusion and
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