The Consequences Of Revenge In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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What first began as an innocent boy’s invention became a destructive force that ruined the lives of many. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a shrilling novel that that visualizes the consequences of wanting revenge on a person. The novel follows the life of a young scientist names Victor Frankenstein, His love for science and technology inspired him to create a creature out of old body parts. When the creature comes to life, Victor abandons him causing the monster to have a thirst for revenge. Revenge is seen throughout the novel as many events that lead up to the ending are based off of the revenge the monster feels towards his creator. Throughout the novel, Mary Shelley emphasis that revenge is never-ending in which no real solution can be compromised only revenge is the answer to the many problems. Revenge in the novel also …show more content…
Both the main characters in the novel rely on revenge to solve an issue, which only leads to more conflicts. Victor Frankenstein begins this cycle when he first creates the monster. After the monster came to life in his small room in the University of Ingolstadt, he ran away from it in disgust. Little did Victor know that abandoning the monster was the beginning of the war that was about to begin between the creator and the creature. After becoming abandoned, the creature tries to provide for himself. When the creature comes upon Victor’s brother, William Frankenstein one day, he kills him with his bare hands to get revenge for what Victor did to him by abandoning him. The monsters states “Frankenstein! You belong then to my enemy- to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim.” (page 144). This causes Victor to become furious with the monster, when the monster proposes that Victor create a female companion for himself, Victor follows the demand but quickly destroys it because he doesn’t know what could come about from her

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