Frankenstein Changing Side Analysis

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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 believes it is his fault William and Justine were killed by his creation. He knows if he hadn’t created broken the laws of nature and created such a creature his loved ones would probably still be alive. Victor vows to “avenge the deaths of William and Justine” (Shelley 76). Victor is starting to see the creature is the heart of all of his and his family’s problems. He wants to make his creation suffer the way it has made him suffer.
Victor meets the creature in a forbidden, frozen hideaway. After listening to the creature’s plea, he decides to hear his side of the story. Victor learns that the creature was abandoned by him like a child. It was left to fend for itself. It was forced to hide away in forests because townspeople were too afraid of him and would beat him. He learns he is lonely and only did the things he did to get his attention. Victor learns if he was going to create life he should have taken full responsibility of raising it
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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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