Essay on Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein

1163 Words Apr 29th, 2016 5 Pages
Over-Reaching in Frankenstein: Leading Yourself to Your Own Downfall
With school, friends, sports, parents, and hobbies, studying is not always the number one priority on the minds of our modern youth. This stress, lack of time, or just lack of energy can sometimes leads to cheating, lying, and/or unethical behavior. Similar to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor, the Monster, and the Turk all completely disregard their own boundaries and eventually lead themselves to their own downfall. Victor Frankenstein, the main character, believes he can create a human being; The monster, Victor’s creation, is determined to get revenge on his creator by killing everyone he loves; and The Turk who hands over his daughter as a reward. In Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein, the act of over-reaching is prevalent when Victor thinks he can create life, the monster believes he needs to get revenge on his creator by killing everyone Victor cares about, and when The Turk willingly used his daughter as a reward for Felix getting him out of prison.
Dr. Victor Frankenstein, the creator of the very famous Monster, is a key example of over-reaching and how it can lead to one’s demise. Victor believes that he can create life, and in doing so, views himself as a heroic God-like figure. His excessive confidence is revealed immediately after he first began creating the monster when he says, “Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of…

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