Victor Corrupted In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor is an odd character in the book. Introduced to us as driven, intelligent men, that educates himself. With his quest to achieve god like abilities, Victor starts acting very selfishly. Which leads to Victor being very corrupted with his appeal to new knowledge that leads him to be corrupted, with the creation he has created. With both Victor and the monster being similar, working in secrecy and animosity are the most present traits displayed in Frankenstein. Victor works in secrecy excluding himself from society and gives life to a monster. Victor succeeds at his goal of becoming god and achieving the power to give life but runs away from his creation. Victor flees from his experiment mostly because it…show more content…
Victor grows his animosity when the monster turns out entirely different than he had hoped. Victor hoped to achieve the power to give life to beautiful beings to walk the earth. With the monster’s first breath, Victor is traumatized by what he has created and can’t believe the result of all his hard work. As the days go by, Victor starts to despise the creation he has produced. What triggers his hatred even more is the fact that the monster is responsible for Justine’s and William’s murder. With this knowledge Victor screams in rage towards the monster “Scoffing devil! Again do I vow vengeance; again do I devote thee miserable fiend, to torture and death.” (107) Victor becomes overwhelmed by the murder and feels totally responsible for it, since it his creation that has committed these murders. "I did confess; but I confessed a lie. I confessed, that I might obtain absolution; but now that falsehood lies heavier at my heart than all my other sins. The God of heaven forgive me! Ever since I was condemned, my confessor has besieged me; he threatened and menaced, until I almost began to think that I was the monster that he said I
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