Essay on Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein

1170 Words Mar 17th, 2015 5 Pages
Responsibility is something most are taught at an early age. It is the mentality to make a decision and take the consequences for acting upon the decision. As seen as a major theme in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, man’s failure to accept responsibility can lead to disaster. The novel follows the main character and ambitious inventor Victor Frankenstein 's triumph as he tries to fulfil his efforts in finding a way to reanimate a dead body. After his creation is successful, Victor is faced with the consequences from not taking responsibility over the destructive creature. Victor realizes how grotesque his creation is and cannot mentally endure the responsibility over this cretue. When the creature realizes how he came to be and notices that he is constantly rejected by mankind, he seeks revenge on Victor Frankenstein’s family to avenge his own sorrow. Throughout Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein’s abandonment of the creature is the catalyst to the creature’s violence and despair towards society exemplifying the idea that man’s failure to accept responsibility leads to disaster.
After Victor Frankenstein abandons the creature, the creature has to survive on his own without a fraternal figure. While trying to survive on his own he finds shelter in a hovel adjacent to a cottage. The cottage across the way is occupied by cottagers named the DeLacys. The DeLacys display something the creature has never experienced before; a family that nurtures and loves…

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