Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The character named Victor in the book Frankenstein written by Mary Shelly is a likeable figure. His demeanor on the whole was very pleasant as he grew from a boy into an adult. Victornos passion for the sciences is very strong, and

had stayed studious in his youth. Victornos mother died when he was age 17,
and that is when he decides that he will discover a way to rid the world of
sickness and death, so people could stay with each other forever. Victor is a
likeable character because his intentions are good; all he wanted to do was
conquer death and illnesses. This idea by itself comes from a man that is caring
and doesnt want anybody to go through what he went through and also to
keep himself from going through the same ordeal again (referring to his mother),
but we must also never forget that this “kind” man is a man that is
driven by ambition in its purest form. Victor went on to medical school, and
after many intense years of research and study Victor gathers enough parts from
cadavers to begin creating life which he believes will be much better than our
existence. Morality. It has been questioned by people, honored by people and
revered since the beginning of time. Yet even today not one person can say what
is morally right. It is a matter of opinion. It was the ambition of Dr. Victor
Frankensteins opinion that it was all right to create a “monster”.
After his creation, the result of his toils comes to reality; he neglects it, in
turn pushing it far away from him. After the bitter lashes of revenge from the
beast, (namely the death of Victors brother William), it asks our
“hero” a favor. He wants a companion. Victor had let his ambition,
which is so powerful; it could be described as inhuman, create a monster, not
only capable of wonderful talents, but also of horrible tragedies. Possessing
such a great mind the doctor is able to realize that a greater evil will be
released upon the earth then upon him if he were to oblige to the request of
the monster and create a mate for him. Although we saw him driven by ambition
and curiosity in the beginning of the novel, after feeling and seeing the
consequences of it, his morality and sensibility take control, and he refuses to
create a second being. “Your threats cannot move me to do an act of
wickedness,”(pg. 162) says the doctor as he argues his point with his
creation. The doctor sees that a greater and more horrible result can come from
him making the second monster than not. However, in the eyes of some, the
creation of the first monster, where Victor is trying to “play God”,
and toy with nature makes societys labels for these two extremely different
characters on the exact opposite side of the scale from where they are supposed
to be. Dr. Frankenstein is sometimes considered more of a monster while the
monster is the more decent of the characters. As I have stated above, Dr.
Frankenstein, the so labeled decent, no-fault man, could actually be considered an irresponsible and stubborn man, who is extreme in his actions throughout the novels plot. His irresponsibility shows through many times in his feelings (or lack of) towards his creation. It is almost as if the ambition that was

ever-present throughout the germination of this thing, had suddenly vanished
upon its arrival. While he was in the process of shaping his creation,
Frankenstein is so caught up in his work and his yearning to be remembered for all time that he does not ponder about what will happen after life is breathed

into this being. He is blinded by the ambition that he had instilled in himself
after the death of his mother. He is so consumed by his work he does not sleep
for days on end, go outside, eat meals, or write to his family with such
frequency as he had before he commenced. After his creation comes to life, he
refuses to accept his obligation as the creator (or maybe even father) to his
creation. He does not care for it, shelter it, provide it with food or love, nor
teaches the creation. Eventually all the monster wants from the doctor is a
companion like himself (“Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so
hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man
beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of
yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance. Satan had his companions,
fellow-devils, to admire and encourage him; but I am solitary and
abhorred.”). After the doctor refuses this motion, the monster kills his
son and frames Justine, and yet Frankenstein still will not change his attitude
toward the monster. He still does not want any association between himself and
the monster even after what has happened. Frankenstein is so convinced that he
monster will kill him next, he does not stop and think

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