Role Of Evil In Frankenstein

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The Evil Created By Frankenstein In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein animates a being made of grotesque human body parts. The hideous appearance of his creation gave the creature no chance of fitting into society or ever being accepted. Throughout the story, the monster who has a “natural tendency to kind feelings” (Bloom 100) becomes violent and aggressive after being rejected and isolated. The creature is wronged many times by his irresponsible creator who abandons him within the first seconds of his life and then refuses to provide him with a friend. These mistakes of Victors, among others, are what cause the creature’s evil actions in the end. Firstly, Victor neglects his responsibilities as a creator and…show more content…
After promising the creature he’d make him a female companion, Frankenstein has second thoughts and changes his mind. The monster watches in despair as the scientist destroys his happy future: “The wretch saw me destroy the creature on whose future existence he depended of happiness, and with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew” (Shelley 145). As Victor tears apart the female with “trembling passion”, the being loses everything he had to look forward to in life and he sets out a quest to ruin the happiness of his creator, as Frankenstein had done to him. After warning the scientist that he would be with him on his wedding night, the monster stays true to his promise. While the groom is looking for the creature, he gets to Elizabeth, the bride, leaving her “lifeless and inanimate”. When looking upon the crime scene, Victor sees the murderer: “A grin was on the face of the monster; he seemed to jeer, as with his fiendish finder he pointed to the corpse of my wife” (Shelley 174). This evil act is directly caused by the creator’s rash decision to destroy the female and ruin his monster’s life once again. Many people agree that it is “Victor’s inability to see the monster’s own value and not his concern for the world that leads him to leave his “Adam” without a mate. This, of course, drives the monster to kill again” (Lunsford 175). Frankenstein
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