Human Desires Depicted In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In the end, we are all a product of our own desires. What makes us human is the emotions and the willingness to create or learn. Our desires shape the characteristics we exude and the lengths we go to achieve said desires. The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley presents the theme of what makes us human and what is natural. Also the sense of responsibility in the case of Victor Frankenstein who creates a monster with the desire to create offspring for him and his wife or for a reason to be seen as God. Neither points are specifically stated in the book, but speculated upon reading. My personal take on Victor 's motive is the desire for fame, but when the monster he’d created turned out frankly ugly, he cast it away. In this story the Monster …show more content…
Plus, explaining his journey on how he learned to read and speak from a refuge that came to the house. The monster watched from a hole in the wall outside the home because he had not let the family know of his presence yet. He hadn 't made contact with anyone In fear of being chased away or hurt like before. In chapter 15 we see a side of the monster which points to his reasoning for his actions. He explains to Victor that he was left alone to find shelter and food for himself. This abandonment causes the monster to be vengeful towards Victor. In the book the monster while explaining his reasoning for all he has done says, “Why, in that instant did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed?”(Shelley 161). The monster is like a newborn baby with no care from anyone. No one to nurture his well being. Although even if Victor had taken care of the monster, what kind of life would the monster have had?. He’s still an abomination of nature, and shunned by anybody in society who sees him. The main point is his existence is unnatural and should of never come to be. There 's a scene where the monster looks in the water and sees his own reflection. He realizes how no one could love him because of how hideous his appearance is. A sad reality is the cruelty of human beings, and the easy judgments …show more content…
Declaring his revenge I believe with this statement the monster had made up his mind, “‘I, too, can create desolation; my enemy is not impregnable; this death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment and destroy him’”(shelley 170). The monster is not an idiot, he knows what his actions can cause, and he’s taken that into consideration, but his hatred for Victor outways any rationality. When he killed William he found a shiny locket, and decisively planned to frame justine for this murder. Another piece of evidence showing how the monster is knowledgeable. He has learned the traits of a human and the cleverness to execute a plan. Later on after Justine was convicted of this crime and executed, more madness ensues with Victor 's friend Henry Clerval being killed to further Victors torment. Even his beloved wife and father succumb to death leaving Victor utterly shattered and alone to face his own creation. His own fault in the life he

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