Right And Wrong In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Humans are not born with the general sense between right and wrong. As they grow older, they start to develop habits and build personalities based on the way they are being raised. However certain situations lead choosing between right and wrong to be a challenge. In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein is a character who dreams of exceeding beyond human imaginations. While trying to accomplish his goals, he conquers various situations that change his way of making decisions. Victor’s desire surpasses his sense of what family is, which cultivates his inner fear leading him to take action while being oppressed by society. Therefore, like Victor, humans tend to choose wrong over right as their passion overtakes …show more content…
Even so, society is quick to judge others based on their appearance neglecting those that do not fit their standards. Victor left the creature to be on its own after being startled by its appearance this lead the creature to appear in front of the public. Due to the rejections the creature faced by the public lead him to be emotionally hurt. When the creature tells Victor about his experience with humans, he says, “I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend.” (Shelley 86) The creature is created by Victor with good intentions, but after Victor let the creature go, the creature faces refusal and misery by society which lead him to cause disasters. Furthermore, Felix and his families encounter with the creature is not a pleasant sight to see, however the creatures response is positive even after being treated harshly. The creature describes the story saying, “…in a transport of fury, he dashed me to the ground and struck me violently with a stick. I could have torn him limb from limb...But my heart sank within me as with bitter sickness, and I refrained.” (Shelley 128) The creature learns to read, write and talk by observing Felix’s family. After approaching the family expecting to have a friendly bond, the creature is tortured unbelievably. However, the creature had the power of hurting Felix back but decided not to do so as he cares for him. It is evident that the creature did not want to hurt anyone …show more content…
In Frankenstein, Victor’s passion blinded him from his family and loved ones but after looking upon his passion and creation, he feared of it and the dangers that might come upon him and thus pushing him to take actions over society’s pressure. Humans are not born in this world with the perfect view of life. As one grows older they face the real world and see different perspectives of life. These perspectives changes their views and they start making decisions based on what they feel is right. But does making wrong choices mean they are

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