The Corruption Of The Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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The use of the Monster as the main internal conflict of Victor Frankenstein demonstrates the concern of the corruption of the creature. Victor feels guilty and feels like he is responsible for the killings that the Monster is committing. Victor also feels fear towards the Monster because of his constant pursuit of revenge against him. Victor’s emotional state of stress eventually leads to his intense state of confusion and also leads to his obsession over the death of the evil being that he himself had created. Victor’s plans for his creation were more than great, but once he had actually created the Monster, all of his past feelings turned into disgust and horror. Frankenstein finds himself "…capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter" (Shelley 51) and attempts to put himself on the same level as God by giving life back to the dead. Although Victor thought otherwise, the creature that he thought would bring him fame and do good for society became a murdering monster. "…I thought that if I could bestow animation upon lifeless matter, I might in process of time (although I now found it impossible) renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption." (53)…show more content…
The ultimatum that the Monster gives to Frankenstein is really what makes Victor so conflicted with himself. He loves his family and wants to save them from the Monster’s wrath, but he also doesn’t want to make another mistake by creating another monster that could become another killing machine and put lives of many others in jeopardy. "Three years before…I had created a fiend whose unparalleled barbarity had desolated my heart and filled it forever with the bitterest remorse." (158) "…but now, for the first time, the wickedness of my promise burst upon me." (159) Victor ends up destroying the halfway completed companion for the
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