Irresponsibility Of The Monster In Frankenstein

As the creator of the creature, Dr. Frankenstein chooses to turn it away and destroys the female monster that is the last happiness the creature can have which lead the creature kills other people and his family. Before Dr. Frankenstein created the creature, he called himself father of it. Surprisingly, Dr. Frankenstein decides to abandon his “child” at the first sight of its ugly appearance. He appears to be relentless because he abandons a creature who has no ability to live alone. The creature is just “born”, and it even does not how to speak. It is like an infant except it is huge and it can walk. As its creator, Dr. Frankenstein has the responsibility to take care of it since it has life now. However, Dr. Frankenstein just leaves it alone. …show more content…
Frankenstein lets Justine take the blame because he is afraid that people will judge him. His brother is the first victim that the creature kills. When Dr. Frankenstein finds out that his brother is murdered by the creature instead of Justine, he does not want to tell the truth because he thinks people will not believe him. He states, “My tale was not one to announce publicly; its astounding horror would be looked upon as madness by the vulgar” (59). Dr. Frankenstein believes it is wise to not tell the truth even though Justine is considered as murderer, and might be sentenced to death. His only concern of confession is he might be considered as madness. As Lars Lunsford criticizes in the article “The Devaluing of Life in Shelley’s Frankenstein”, “Victor Frankenstein doesn’t value life in the absolute. Instead, he places a higher worth on his reputation” (174). Dr. Frankenstein actually does not care about Justine’s life. He knows that he is the indirect murder of his brother, but he tries to do nothing to save Justine. As he confesses himself in the novel, “But I, the true murderer, felt the never-dying worm alive in my bosom, which allowed of ho hope or consolation” (64). Although Dr. Frankenstein always reveals his grief for Justine in the novel, he decides to put himself in the first place when it comes to contradiction of the cost of Justine’s life and his own reputation which indicates his hypocrisy. After Justine died, Dr. Frankenstein knew that he “committed deeds of mischief” (65). He also thinks that the creature “would commit some signal crime” (66). However, except for feeling despair, he does nothing to stop the creature. He seems not care about other people’s lives. Even when he meets the creature after the death of Justine, he just asks it to go way rather than trying to destroy it himself. Therefore, it is confirmed that Dr. Frankenstein is such a coward who only concerns about

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