Similarities And Similarities Between Victor And Frankenstein

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In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, there is a creature whom Victor Frankenstein created. The creature and Victor are similar in a few ways, including how they both eventually feel degraded and miserable. But, they are also very different because Victor wants nothing to do with the creature, yet the creature still desires his love. The creature is made to be the monster by Victor because he killed many of Victor’s loved ones and other men and women. Yes, the creature can be malicious, but he is not the true monster. The creature can be a physical monster at certain times, but Victor is the monster in the mental/emotional aspect. Although they are two completely different beings, Victor and the creature are similar in a few ways. …show more content…
Victor is miserable and feels as though creating the creature has become a burden and now he cannot ever feel joy. Similarly, the creature feels miserable, too. This misery can be seen when he says “But now that virtue has become to me a shadow and that happiness and affection are turned into bitter and loathing despair…”(line 3). The creature is upset and lonely because has no one to love or to be loved by. Another similarity occurs when both Victor and the creature claim that they have been degraded. In excerpt #1, Victor sees how much he has changed from before the creation until now. When he says “My friend, if you had known me as I once was you would not recognize me in this state of degradation. Despondency rarely visited my heart; a high destiny seemed to bear me on until I fell, never, never again to rise.”(line 18), he shows how little happiness he feels. Victor feels hopeless and overwhelmed by grief after creating this creature whom he had revolved his life around for a vast amount of time. Just like Victor, the creature feels degraded, too. In excerpt #2, the creature says “I was nourished with high thoughts of honour and devotion. But …show more content…
In excerpt #1, when Victor says “When I reflected on the work I had completed, no less a one than the creation of a sensitive and rational animal, I could not rank myself with the herd of common projectors. But this thought, which supported me in the commencement of my career, now serves only to plunge me lower in the dust.”(line 6), he claims that this creation which he had been trying to make for most of his life, had just pushed him down and was meaningless. Victor was not looking for any sort of relationship with the creature. On the contrary, the creature was looking to be loved by his creator. In excerpt #2, when the creature says ”When I first sought it, it was the love of virtue, the feelings of happiness and affection with which my whole being overflowed, that I wished to be participated.”(line 1), it explains the creature’s point of view on his being created. The creature had no intention of becoming an evil being; all he wanted was love. Victor neglected to give the creature his one

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