Seeking Revenge In Frankenstein Essay

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Vineet Mahesh Mr.Vrona – Honors English 10 October 19, 2014 Insight on the dish best served cold. “While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself”. These words by Douglas Houston perfectly describe an important theme in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; revenge. A sweet feeling is discharged through the body and mind when the dish best served cold is administered. The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley shows how that sweet feeling turns into destruction for everyone. The kindness that once existed was over written by the extreme amount of revenge and hatred. The creature, at first, was good and kind turned into a true monster because of his awareness of his hatred toward Victor. Revenge gives an erroneous sense of satisfaction. The creature, when he was brought to life, was originally very kind and loving. However, misery turned him into a real monster. "I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend." (Shelley 84) The fiend’s happiness was ruined and was forced…show more content…
Michael Price gave incredible insight on vengeance in his article Revenge and the People Who Seek it. In a study of 150 students about retribution, most said that they tend to be less forgiving, less focused on universe in general, and far less happy when compared to most people. This is completely true about the wretch in Frankenstein. He never forgave Victor for what he did, didn’t care about anyone else except himself as he was willing to kill many and suffered from extreme misery from loneliness. In the article, Price explains how revenge travels around and affects everyone. This is also true in Frankenstein. Once the wretch satisfied his rage by killing Victor’s loved ones, Victor became immensely angry. Victor trekked the world hunting down the wretch but he failed and his physical wellbeing was torn apart. Revenge annihilates everyone and

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