The Desire For Power In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

One of the main topics of Mary Shelly’s novel Frankenstein appears as the desire for power. One character that shows its desire for power in Frankenstein is the creature, which Victor Frankenstein brought to life after almost two years of working only to flee in terror of it.. The creature shows this desire for power throughout the novel, especially when it begins to kill the people that Victor Frankenstein cares about. The creature almost immediately obtains its freedom at the beginning of the novel, when Victor Frankenstein flees from it in the laboratory after bringing it to life. The creature gains power over Victor Frankenstein’s life and influences starts to influence it after murdering William, Victor’s younger brother. By the time that William is murdered the monster appears to have a strong dislike for his creator and wishes to harm him and his family, resulting in William’s death. The creature gained …show more content…
During this time together on top of the mountain, the creature says to Victor that he is the cause of his unhappiness and then tells Victor about what has happened to him since leaving the college where Victor created him. As a result of this conversation with the creature, Victor loses more of his freedom, while the creature gains more power over Victor by making Victor think that he is the cause of everything that has happened since his creation, including William’s murder. At the end of his story the creature then asks Victor to make a female companion for him. At first Victor refuses to create a companion for creature, but after arguing with the monster about the situation Victor does agree to create a second monster for him. This shows that the monster has gained control and influence over Victor through Victor’s fear of the creature and his fear of more people being murdered by the

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