The Effect Of Frankenstein's Monster Essay

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Countless situations created in life will always have some consequence, whether the outcome is a positive outcome or a negative outcome. During the novel, Frankenstein, there are many incidents portrayed through the characters that have both a positive outcome and a negative outcome, no matter the type of situation. The majorities of the situations that are conveyed in this novel almost always have a negative outcome because of the way the effects damage and hurt the innocence of the other characters in the story. In this novel many of the negative outcomes are a consequence of a hideous monster, known as Frankenstein’s monster, which was created by the hands of Victor Frankenstein.
The first part of the novel brings us into the life of Victor Frankenstein, who was born to a rich Geneva family, with two other siblings Victor and Ernest. Further into the book we also come to know Elizabeth, who was adopted by Victor’s parents, when Victor was four. As the story goes on Victor soon falls in love with Elizabeth and his mother’s dying wish is that he marries her someday. Victor spends the first part of the novel presenting his childhood and later years, up until the time he was to leave for college. While attending the University of Ingolstadt, Victor begins to exceed extremely well at chemistry and many of the other science classes that he attends. While attending the college and taking all the science classes he learns how to put dead tissue back together and bring something back to life. This new found knowledge that Victor has, brings us to our first effect, because he has learned how to bring things back to life. He begins to formulate a plan to build a body by using dead tissue. When he begins to take action on his plan, and finally starts to build up the body, he soon realizes that because of the small size of the parts of the body he will have to make this creature bigger than what he had expected. The consequence of having to make the creature bigger means that he is over eight feet tall and the majority of his skin does not cover all of his muscle tissue and veins as a result of having to make him bigger. “His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shriveled complexion and straight black lips.” (47) This brings about the first effect, when Victor had to make the monster bigger so he was able to construct him, the only result he succeed in was making him hideous. He was so hideous in Victor’s eyes that he could not stand to look at him and was disgusted with his own work. His outward appearance would soon be the one thing that set him apart from other people, and...

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