Self Destruction In Frankenstein

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In today’s society a common phrase is, “own up to your actions.” The tendency to disown a creation when it does not turn out the way the creator wants is a typical reaction. When a creation turns out the way a creator intends he/she will take as much credit for the creation as they can. Victor, the creator, should be obligated to his creation no matter the consequences. Near the beginning of the book Victor says, “How could I see so noble a creature destroyed by misery, without feeling the most poignant grief”(11). Victor has a heart and feels emotions when seeing a destroyed creature. This makes him want to be the owner of any creature he creates, no matter how the creature turns out. He also believes that any creation he makes will love…show more content…
Victor says, “About five in the morning I discovered my lovely boy, whom the night before I had seen blooming and active in health, stretched on the grass livid and motionless: the print of the murderer’s finger was on his neck”(47). As soon as the body was found Victor realized that his creature was the one who murdered him. Justine was tried for the murder and died because of it. Victor, knowing Justine was innocent went to find his creature and confront him. His creature lets him know, “All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things!”(68). The creature just wants to be accepted but cannot fit into society and never will be able to. Victor does not care about the creature’s feelings saying, “Begone! I will not hear you. There can be no community between you and me; we are enemies”(69). Victor does not want anything to do with his creature, even though he is the father and creator. This is a big contradiction from how he felt in the beginning of the story towards the creature and how he feels now. When he was creating the creature he was full of excitement, but the second the creature came to life he turned to hatred and disgust. Victor even refers to their relationship as “enemies” although they had had close to no interaction with each other. No matter how much hatred the two had for each other, Victor will always be the creator of this
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