Victor Frankenstein Essay

1245 WordsApr 4, 20125 Pages
Victor is the Real Monster Usually when one is reading famous works of literature, everything that one is reading may not be the real meaning. There has always been a divide in literature between the literal words, and the figurative meaning of those words. In most cases, the figurative meaning is more important seeing as how it is the author’s direct reference to a certain theme that they are trying to get across. Often times as well, characters may not seem what they turn out to be. They may seem destructive on the outside, but there may be an internal device causing an obstruction to their behavior. As humans, we tend to define something or someone as a monster by their physical appearances. In Frankenstein, Victor's creation is characterized as a monster by the audience because of the imagery used to describe its appearance. One of the many definitions of the term monster is that it is one who deviates from normal or acceptable behavior or character. A monster can be used to describe something or someone by their character and not their physical appearance. With that being said, Victor is the true monster in the story because of the things he does that defies human character.
 Frankenstein created the monster; however, he did not take control of it or take responsibility for it. Frankenstein made a sentient being, and should have given it attention as its creator. The monster says, “Farewell! I leave you, and in you the last of human-kind whom these eyes will ever behold. Farewell, Frankenstein! If thou wert yet alive and yet cherished a desire of revenge against me, it would be better satiated in my life than in my destruction.” (212). The monster makes it clear that Frankenstein is the last person that he has contact with. The monster has nothing else to really live for now that Frankenstein is dead since he is not accepted in society and has no life
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