The Negative Elements Of Human Nature In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In life humans have emotions that take them over leading to reactions that can lead to disaster in the end. In Frankenstein, the most monstrous aspects of the Creature’s character are that of anger and insatiate revenge. Shelley argues that these negative elements of human nature are detrimental in society because it can lead to revenge and destruction.
In Volume 2 of Frankenstein, the Creature’s anger of the cottagers leaving unleashes the “monster” in him and leads to the Creature motivations to have reckless behavior, leading to him to burn down the cottage. Through the portrayal of the “monster” inside the creature, Shelley argues that human nature is corrupt because of acts of violence by humans based on their reactions to difficult situations.
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Through the portrayal of the “monster” inside the creature, Shelley argues that humans seek revenge when something is removed from them by another human. When Victor is creating the female creature, he comes to his senses and he decides to no longer create the female companion for the creature. While he makes this decision by no longer making the creation, the Creature is looking on from a window. This really angers the Creature, then threatening Victor from this saying his will be with him on his wedding night. Victor goes on to say: “I shuddered to think who might be the next victim sacrificed to his insatiate revenge. And then I thought again of his words- ‘I will be with you on your wedding night.’” (Shelley 141). Shelley choses the word “shuddered” to emphasize the point that he is extremely scared, she doesn’t just use the word scared. This is a showing of pathos because Victor is showing his fear so that the reader can feel his emotion during this time. Also, there is a repeated use of words that are connoted with killing, such as “victim”, “sacrifice”, and “revenge”. This is used to prove the point that the Creature is going to get his revenge by killing. Also, the word insatiate is used which means to never be satisfied or to not get enough of. This is showing that the Creature is going to keep seeking revenge. This later leads to the night of the wedding where tragedy occurs: “Great God! why did I not then expire! Why am I here to relate the destruction of the best hope and the purest creature of earth? She was there, lifeless and inanimate, thrown across the bed, her head hanging down, and her pale and distorted features half covered by her hair. Everywhere I turn I see the same figure--her bloodless arms and

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