Sympathy For The Creature In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In the novel Frankenstein, the author gives the reader sympathy for Victor and the creature. However, the reader has a tendency to evoke more sympathy for the creature that Victor created. One of the reasons is because the creature did not ask to be born. He is the result of Victor's obsession with science and his desire to alter the world in accordance to his own liking. The monster even refers to himself as Adam and the audience can thus conclude that he resents his creator because the creator has afflicted him with chronic suffering. When Victor is confronted with the hideousness and wretchedness of the monster, he flees from him in horror at what he has created. While this could be an coherent reaction, it is a negation of responsibility,
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