Examples Of Nature In Victor Frankenstein

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Why The Creation Is More Human Than The Creator

Throughout the book of Frankenstein, the reader begins to realize the significance of humanity and if being human automatically characterizes you as a human, and not a monster. To my disbelief, a human should not automatically be categorized as a human for the mere fact that they resemble other humans. Though Victor Frankenstein seems to be harmless throughout the story and does no physical harm, his actions form reactions through his Creation. I believe that The Creation is in fact more human than Victor Frankenstein, the creator.
Victor is in charge of his own destiny as well as his creations, as Victors’ decision decided his own destiny it also led to the destiny of his creation, “Thus ended
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Victor is selfish and has Henry, whereas the creation was caring and wanted to make friends. The creation wanted to love and be loved. The creation is denied love by his own creator, when Victor needed to step up and be the man he needed to be, he ran away from his problems.Victor shows his hatred toward his creation when he accuses him of murder, “You accuse me of murder, and yet you would, with satisfied conscience, destroy your own creature” (Shelley 69). Victor goes against his own morals in order to create and destroy a human life. “For a long time I could not conceive how one man could go forth to murder his fellow” (Shelley 84). Although in the beginning the creation stole from the cottagers, and was selfish he realized that they had feelings too. He began to understand that the family was struggling, and when he stole from them, that they struggled even more. The creation started to grow attached to them, and he would help with things in the night so their everyday life would be easier in the morning, he “admired virtue and good feelings and loved the gentle manners and amiable qualities” (Shelley 85) of the DeLacy’s. This helped his conscience not feel as bad about stealing from them in the first place. Unlike Victor, the Creature learned from his mistakes and made an attempt at redemption rather than blaming others for his wrong …show more content…
He was ugly and society shunned him without getting to know him. The creation became angry after Victor travelled around the country to find him and murder him, but it is ironic that Victor is angry that his creation has committed murders, “My rage is unspeakable, when I reflect that the murderer, whom I have turned loose upon society, still exists.” (Shelley 148). If Victor was human, he wouldn’t want to kill his own creation, just like a parent should never murder their own child. Victor was upset that his creation became a murderer, but he never taught his creation to adapt to human society and cope with his looks. If Victors fulfillment would be to kill his own creation before he dies then he is far from humane, “I must pursue and destroy the being whom I gave existence; then my lot on earth will be fulfilled and I may die.” (Shelley 158). For this reason, the creation is more human than Victor, if the creation would have had a better creator he could have conformed to society. The creation is smart, and even though society has shunned him due to his looks, he knows that Victor gave up on helping him fit into the world and began to hate him along with the others, “I am malicious because I am miserable. I am not shunned and hated by all mankind? You, my creator, would tear me to pieces.” (Shelley

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