The Role Of Responsibility In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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After reading Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley its safe to say that she used the story of Frankenstein as an example of how she perceives humanity. The best example of how the author, Mary Shelley, perceives humanity is the theme that you need to take responsibility of your actions and if you don’t then there are consequences. All throughout the book Mary Shelley proves that not taking responsibility for something has serious consequences especially in Victor’s case. Responsibility is a word that no teenage kid or an adult for that matter wants to hear. It’s this big scary thing that tends to mean you did something and now its time to own up to it. Responsibility was a big theme in the story of Frankenstein it was shown many times…show more content…
In Victors case his consequences were that the monster made him suffer. Victor felt every emotion possible from anger to devastation. “ three years before I was engaged in the same manner, and had created a fiend whose unparalleled barbarity had desolated my hear, and filled it forever with the bitterest remorse.”(120) This is Victor thinking to him self about how much is life has changed and it doesn’t seem to be for the good. Victor says that his heart is filled with remorse for even making this creature in the first place. In the end Victor is left with nothing. He has no friends, no family; he is exhausted and now starving. The monster has left Victor all alone that he considers making him a mate letting the possibility of a progeny real. All that is left to do is for Victor to die himself he has lost his brother, his wife and now his dad all because he created a misanthrope. All though all these deaths weren’t directly victors fault he was the one that created Frankenstein but was to mortified and ashamed to take the responsibility for his doing. As a result victor is left miserable and
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