Similarities Between Victor And Frankenstein

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The first thing that pops into your head when I say Frankenstein, is this grotesque monster that was created with body parts from the dead with bolts sticking out his neck, but after reading this classic masterpiece by Mary Shelley I found out the true story behind Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein was actually the scientist that created the monster, but because Victor and the monster are really one in the same person it makes it very simple for the monster to take on the last name of Victor. The Monster can be seen to mirror and to parallel the life of his creator, where their fates are horrifically intertwined. As the novel unfolds, the Monster and Frankenstein can be viewed as more similar than different in their emotions, actions, and desire for knowledge.…show more content…
During the novel Frankenstein creates the Monster and when he realizes what he has created he almost instantly regrets the idea. “I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeds moderations; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart,” (Shelley p.58). The feeling of remorse for creating something that grotesque remains with Frankenstein till his death. That same feeling of remorse can be seen in the Monster when he realizes that he had killed and destroyed everything he came in contact with, killing his creator and everyone close to him. This was the result of the love he never felt and in the end the Monster living with the burden of this remorse. Remorse is a complex feeling that both Frankenstein and his Monster felt throughout the novel, however their desire for knowledge can also be seen as a mirror of the two
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