Frankenstein Analysis Paper

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In many instances the hero and the villain are very easy to tell between, but in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley these two symbols come together to create confusion among readers. Many can argue that because Frankenstein’s creation viciously murdered so many people he is the obvious the bad guy in the story but what people must take into account is all the things in the creations life that caused him to behave as he did. He was one of the ugliest beings on earth, not knowing where he came from, and having no one love him. He did not begin to turn violent until his creator left him to go the world alone and be disowned by everyone that met him. Frankenstein wanted so badly to play God ...view middle of the document...

Frankenstein is not spawned from Hell, He is a product of society’s unwillingness to accept the results of their experiments. Frankenstein was born good despite his looks he did good deeds for people but no one ever gave him the chance to succeed they always judged him on looks and determined he was violent and bad and that's what lead him to become the way he developed into because of Victors denial of compassion and anyone's else for that matter.
Next topic is how Victor had created and basically set up Frankenstein for failure, he did so by not giving him that figure to look up to in his life, because despite Frankenstein’s manly looks his brain developed like a baby, meaning he came into the world not knowing anything. Victor made Frankenstein for one purpose only, because he liked what it entailed, the work and how it all worked and how complex it was and also how it made him feel like he was acting like God. Victor even said the following “a new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me. I might in process of time… renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption” (Shelley 52), this quote is just showing how the idea of having that power would makes Victor feel. Also going off that quote it shows Victor had no motives of raising the thing he created, thus making Frankenstein very unstable. Victor does not think about what he is doing and just acts without thinking. Victor rejects his creation the moment he created him due to the looks of the creation . This cruel rejection is what starts the beginning of the story that will ultimately end with Victor's death. Victor left his creation’s life for personal gain, which led to his own great personal suffering and the suffering of those around him.
Finally in the novel it has a very big element of man trying to play the role of god, or Victor...

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