Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley Essay

1338 Words Oct 29th, 2015 6 Pages
Did you know that Mary Shelley, the author of one the most studied books in our recent history, was less than twenty years old when she started writing the novel Frankenstein? Pretty impressive considering how complex the book is, plot, characters and all. One of the things we all know about this book is how a doctor created a creature and this creature went on a rampage and killed people and we all think we know how monstrous he is. But that’s not the full story, some could argue that Victor Frankenstein, the doctor who created this monster, is actually more of a monstrous character than the creature that we all have come to know as the “monster”. Victor is cruel to his creation, he is neglectful, so much so that he gets his own creation to despise him, and most importantly, Victor is just an awful human being. Victor Frankenstein is shown to be a monstrous character throughout the novel in many ways, one of which is through how the creature that he created talks about and to him. One instance where this can be seen is when the creature is talking about how much dread Victor has caused him by simply creating him, and in Victor’s “laboratory”, just after Victor has said he is going to go back on his promise of making the creature a mate, the creature says “Man! you may hate; but beware! Your hours will pass in dread and misery, and soon the bolt will fall which must ravish from you your happiness forever. Are you to be happy, while I grovel in the intensity of my…

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