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A Monster Cannot Be Created.

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A Monster Cannot Be Created Do Humans have freewill or are they products of their environment? Everyone is different, everyone lives a different life, which factor cause a person to be the way they are nature or nurture? In Mary Shelly's Frankenstein human nature causes Victor Frankenstein to become the real monster of the novel. First of all let's start out by analyzing Victor's childhood. Victor came from a renowned family in Geneva. "I am by birth a Genevese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic" (page 17). Also along with this he was born into a family full of love, in fact he was given almost all of the attention and love from his parents. "Much as they were attached to each other, they seemed to draw inexhaustible stores of affection from a very mine of love to bestow them upon me." (page 19). ...read more.


If you look closely at the novel you can see that there is a direct link between Victor Frankenstein and his monster, almost as if the two are doubles. For example, all of the murders Victor's creation commits, could it be that Victor actually wants these people to be killed? Could Victor's creation actually be another other side of him, much like a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? "I considered the being whom I had cast among mankind, and endowed with the will and power to effect purposes of horror, such as the deed which he had now done, nearly in the light of my own vampire, my own spirit let loose from the grave, and forced to destroy all that was dear to me." (page 61) Look at people that were murdered, Henry Clerval, Victor's closest friend since childhood. He is Victors intellectual opposite, and quite possibly his rival for success. ...read more.


"The whole village was mused; some fled, some attacked me, until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons, I escaped to the open country, and fearfully took refuge in a low hovel, quite bare, and making a wretched appearance after the palaces I had beheld in the village." (page 91). What people forget is that the monster was created by Victor which is not a natural occurrence; therefore the rules of nature do not apply to him. The monster is the way he is because of how Victor created him. The only difference between the two is that the creation was not accepted in his environment, thus bringing out a hidden persona. A monster can not just be created; a monster comes from within the creator, and in the end Victor's creation becomes his death. "Blasted as thou wert, my agony was still superior to thine; for the bitter sting of remorse will not cease to rankle in my wounds until death shall close them for ever." (page 205) 1 ...read more.

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