Changing Sides In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Changing Sides Frankenstein was written in the early 1800’s by Mary W. Shelley. Frankenstein is a book about a struggle of repentance for what at first seemed to be a prodigious scientific discovery, but actually became an ironic tragedy for both creator and creature. It can be argued that the book’s main character is the creator of the creature, Victor Frankenstein. Throughout the novel, Victor experiences many life changing events. Not only does Victor grow in age, he matures and grows emotionally. Victor’s goals in life and morals change as he experiences these emotional and traumatic occurrences. In the beginning, Victor is a young man encouraged by the love of science. After a dazzling encounter with lighting, Victor became infatuated …show more content…
Victor states, “my heart palpitates in the sickness of fear; and I hurried on with irregular steps, not daring to look about” (Shelley 48). Victor is paranoid that the monster is following him. He believes the monster is seeking revenge for abandoning him. Victor is starting to learn every decision he makes has a consequence good or bad.
After news of William’s death reaches Victor, he decides to return home to Geneva. Victor can sense the eerie suspicions lurking around his home; he believes his own creation killed his brother. Victor states, “I had turned loose into the world a depraved wretch, whose delight was in carnage and misery; had he not murdered my brother” (Shelley 63). Victor learns he did not think his creation through. He just planned on seeing if he could create life from death not what personality life would have after death. He is starting to see the mistake he made in wanting to be
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Victor knows he is left alone like the creature. He is abandoned in the cold and left to die until Walton discovers him. Victor is also regarded as a monster because of the many deaths that surround his family. The townspeople that knew him were somewhat suspicious of Victor and his actions. Victor knows this and chooses to stay away from the action in town. The townspeople believe Victor killed Elizabeth and Clerval. They believe he is delusional. Victor knows how these people feel towards him. Victor states, “seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition” (Shelley 182). Victor doesn’t want anyone else becoming consumed in unimaginable scientific discoveries like he did. In the end, the monster is the true creator because he created Frankenstein by changing his morals and

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