Victor Frankenstein And Monster Compare And Contrast Essay

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Frankenstein, the book, is meant to have connections to real life through its themes. One way the author emphasis theme is through virtues and vices of the two important characters. This essay will analyze the similarities and differences between two characters, Victor Frankenstein and monster, in terms of their virtues and vices. The virtue is a trait or quality of character which is moral, vices is a practice or habit that immoral. These factors are analyzed to determine the best choice overall as person. In addition, monster came to be best person.
Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein was raised in Geneva. Both Victor and monster are characters. In the book, Victor is attending as student at university in Ingolstadt and also is a creator. During his studying, he created the creature which known as the monster. After his mother’s death, he got out control and became obsessed over recreating lives from the deaths. Victor started creates the monster, once it came alive and he rejected the monster. The monster took Victor’s journal and left Victor’s room. Monster’s anger built up after he learned his creator is building him without progress and rejected him. Monster revenged by killed all Victor’s loved ones to show how he feels. In end of the book, Victor died from illness on Walton’s ship and monster freezes himself to death.
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Both of them made the difference in their lives by able to learn anything. “… once gave up my former occupations, set down natural history and all its progeny as deformed and abortive creation…”(Shelley, 40) “In this mood of mind I betook myself to the mathematics.”(40) Shelley stated Victor was very interested in natural history and ended up change to mathematic. This is show that Victor has potential to thinking and applying both subjects. In addition, monster has ability to learn and understanding the language by himself through De Lacey’s, “Fortunately the books were written in the language, the elements of which I had acquired at the cottage...” (124). whichever shows he is a fast learner, has ability to learn on his own because he has knowledgeable. He managed to learn how to survive, read and speak on his own. The difference of monster was created and vulnerable since Victor rejected him and put him on his own without any parenting. However, Victor was a great guy who wants to help society at start of the book. He got interested in laws of electricity, “…the oak had disappeared, and nothing remained but a blasted stump.”(40) After this happened, Victor start his curiosity for laws of electricity and set his goals to help society. Unfortunately after his mother’s death, he lost his track for his goal. However, monster wins with more …show more content…
In addition, the reader can think differently and their virtues and vices are hard to balance for this analysis.

Works Cited

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Penguin Books Canada Ltd, 1992.

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