Essay on Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein, By R. Britton

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Throughout Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein’s creation is portrayed as truly monstrous until the very end of the novel. Victor’s actions throughout the novel make him the actual monster instead of his creature, but the reader does not realize this until the end of the novel when there is a switch. The creature makes a speech showing his transformation and understanding of himself, and Victor becomes the antagonist in the reader’s eyes. Victor abandons his creation and refuses to build a female like him, causing Victor to be more monstrous than the creation. Victor created life and once it did not turn out how he was expecting he does not want to carry the burden of creating another. This is truly monstrous because being abandoned leaves his creation feeling monstrous, in “Mary Shelley ‘s Frankenstein: What Made the Monster Monstrous?” by R. Britton, he talks about how Mary Shelley felt monstrous when her mother abandoned her when she was born, thus giving us a clue to whom Shelly intended the monster to be. Victor Frankenstein is the actual monster at the end of the novel, throughout the novel the reader is lead to believe the monster is the creation, but during the ending reversal the reader is made aware of whom the true monster really is.
Although in my opinion Victor Frankenstein is the monster at the end of the novel I do understand why the creation could be considered monstrous to the reader throughout. When the creation first comes about nobody…

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