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'Frankenstein's savage passions suggest that he, not the apparently more civilised creature, is the true monster' - discuss this statement with close reference to chapter 10 in Frankenstein.

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English Essay 'Frankenstein's savage passions suggest that he, not the apparently more civilised creature, is the true monster' -discuss this statement with close reference to chapter 10 in Frankenstein Victor has been described as the true monster, whereas the creature is seen as more civilised. As well as referring to this certain chapter, there is reference to the relationship in other chapters. Making use of quotes is essential to portray an image in greater detail. Victor has totally discarded the creature like he was rubbish you would throw in the bin. Empathy from the reader is with the creature more than Victor although the creature in turn has done some barbaric things he's only inflicting what's already been inflicted to him. Victor spurned a great deal of anger in his actions and must now face the consequences. The story is set by a series of letters all of which are from Robert Walton who set out on an expedition to the North Pole. The narrative is of a certain structure which seems to pass around a triangle as the story unfolds. It begins with Walton, to Victor, to the Creature, back to Victor then finally back to Walton. ...read more.

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It shows how he was so driven by the experiment that he strived to animate life that he stopped at nothing even if it meant totally neglecting family and friends. It then comes to light after the creation that he indeed is regretting what he has done but it is too late. There are a number of themes taking place in this section. Revenge, tragedy and death. They're more an overall themes but here we discover loneliness a side to the creature you wouldn't expect having murdered William, fixed up Justine, then later killing Elizabeth and Henry Clerval of whom he attended medical school with. All this has a mirrored image of the Authors life. Mary Shelley had a troubled life, when she was born her mother Mary Wollstonecraft a great believer in women's rights was seriously very weak after birth and the eleven days passed when clerical fever claimed her life. One death. She was then ready to give birth at seventeen and she did so to a baby girl who died a while after, partly because she was two months premature but then her son William was born a year later, which she named a character after. ...read more.

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He wants company, he shares his ordeal but Victor is possessed like the Devil but the creature just eludes him each attempt. The creature is headstrong because he's learnt to take a lot of ridiculing and hatred towards him. He knows what he wants, and is determined to get it. He does anger in the situation, he uses long elegant words whereas Victor uses harsh punching words to get across that he's angry. Frankenstein himself is no monster, he has let down a lot of people but from being so enthusiastic to just letting his work go and not attempting any kind of communication with him. Victor's acts were indeed very selfish, but yes, he would have been scared and distraught about creating it, but there is no excuse. You do kind of feel for the creature but again some of the things he has done are unforgivable, but he knows different. This is where our parents guide us and teach us right from wrong but he never had any of that and this was the creator's responsibility. Victor has made no gains in abandoning his work, he's driven the creature far enough so that eventually the loneliness will turn to fury, which will bring out devastating consequences. ...read more.

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