Comparing Victor And Watney

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The differences between Victor and Watney symbolize the differences in the story as well as the different ethical perspectives that changed throughout the decades between these stories. Although the ‘monster’ in both stories proves to be costly the actual ‘cost’ differs. Victor’s creation not only cost him many years of research but also the lives of very close relatives. The monster tries to implement desolation and despair on Victor through “eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim” (Shelley 144), where the monster crushes the life out of Victor’s youngest brother. The killing continues to encompass Victor’s wife, brother, adopted young girl of the Frankenstein home and Victor’s closest friend Henry Clerval. Furthermore, Victor’s father…show more content…
All in all, the only difference between cost in both stories is loss of life. While Frankenstein is filed with death and despair all throughout the story; the Martian ends happily with not one death in the entire movie. The next difference is the issue of creating one problem to solve another or in this case ‘monster’. NASA and its crew eagerly creates this second ‘monster’ by endangering the lives of the crew already in space when they slingshot themselves around Earth and back towards Mars in order to rescue Watney. Victor begins to make a second but finally exclaims at the monster “Begone! I do break my promise; never will I create another like yourself, equal in deformity and wickedness” (Shelley 172). While Victor wanted to keep his research relatively secret and conducted in the seclusion of his own home NASA’s mission to Mars was incredibly public and scrutinized by the world via the

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