Mary Shelley discusses many important themes in her famous novel Frankenstein. She presents these themes through the characters and their actions, and many of them represent occurrences from her own life. There are more than five significant themes that appear in the novel such as creation, danger of sciences, and alienation. Yet, the most important theme that I have found in the novel is fate vs. personal choice. People believe that things happen the way it is because of their fate, so they do things as they wish. Then destiny is just something people use to blame for when they do things wrong. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein illustrates the duality of fate vs. personal choice by showingin order to show the consequences of Victor’s choice to create the creature, rather than Victor’s belief in his destiny.
Shelley discussed in the novel about fate and personal choice through the main character, Victor Frankenstein. In the book, Victor is the one who succeeds in creating a human life form. Since the…show more content… “Natural philosophy is the genius that has regulated my fate; I desire, therefore, in this narration, to state those facts which led to my predilection for that science” (Shelly 20). Victor had the choice to create the monster but the fate of the monster and the effects of fate on his choice to create the monster werewas to him unknown. Victor would go through hardships and lose loved ones because of the monster. He would eventually become enslaved to his own creation. This is his fate for choosing to make his creation. “... I was the slave of my creature…” (Shelley 111). Victor was obliged to obey the monster's commands because if he didn’t something would happen to him or a loved one. Victor’s fate is to forever be threatened by the monster. He had already lost most of his family because of him. Victor had gone mad because of him. If Victor knew his fate, he would never have choose to create the