Victor's Monstrosity Vs The Creature's Humanness

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Victor’s Monstrosity vs The Creature’s Humanness The novel we have been reading and discussing in class as part of our English literature requirement is titled “Frankenstein”. It was written by Mary Shelley and published in 1831. It is based on a story primarily told by Victor Frankenstein to Robert Walton. At the beginning we, the readers, are explained that Robert Walton is the captain of his ship on a mission to the North Pole. In this mission he encountered Victor Frankenstein, an extremely weak and moribund man. Victor soon explains to Walton his treacherous journey to find and exterminate his “monstrous” creation. Most people who read “Frankenstein” have the same perception of the characters involved in the novel. This perception usually has to do with Victor Frankenstein being a victim of his so-called “monster”, in other words his creation. This “monster” with grotesque features and actions ends up killing every one close to his maker out of hatred and vengeance. With extensive analysis of the novel I have encountered with sufficient evidence that led me into thinking otherwise. Such evidence will be presented throughout this essay. Victor Frankenstein, we may say that actually is the incarnation of all human evilness and misdeeds while the so-called "monster” is merely a victim of Victor's mad, selfish, and egocentric state of mind. First of all, I am going to state how Victor resembles more of a monster than the creation itself. Victor only thought so much of himself and what he wanted to achieve that he really did not analyze completely what he was doing or what consequences this might have had. At the same time that these actions represent his selfishness and egocentrism, it evokes his madness. Victor became so obsessed with his ability to play God that he became completely detached from all his loved ones and humanity. All of this,
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