Victor's Death In Frankenstein

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In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein’s death was a tragedy because of how smart and talented he was. However, he was very troubled due to his creature. After the creature had been born, Victor thought, “I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (39). Victor’s creature was horrendous to look at, had an IQ of a baby, and had ability to scare you out of your shoes. The creature tortured Victor and contributed to his death. The creature shows that he is at fault for Victor’s death because he drove Victor to an obsession, a terrible state of depression caused by fear, and a state of insanity …show more content…
After coming home for the first time in a long time and going to see where his brother William died, Victor thought, “I remained motionless” (57). At that very moment, Victor knew that William’s death wasn’t an accident. He was murdered by the creature, which led Victor to a place of murmur and fear. Victor let a poor girl die for a crime she did not commit. His fear of the creature leads him to keep his creation hidden. The creature also got vengeance on Victor for neglecting him early on in his life by killing Victor’s brother. As a result of Victor’s brother’s death, it pushes Victor to be depressed. Also in the book, after the creature requests Victor to make him a companion, Victor thinks, “I feared the vengeance of the disappointed fiend, yet I was unable to overcome my repugnance to the task which was enjoined me” (124). Victor’s depression continues to deteriorate as the creatures lasting impressions on his brain and emotions. Victor’s body and mind has been completely taken over by the creature, and Victor’s burden of holding that in for such a long time had killed him on the inside, which led him into an extreme …show more content…
He neglected the creature at a young age. He had his chance to fix his problems he had with the creature. Instead, he constantly ran away. Victor could have taken him on as his own son or at least taught him right from wrong and how to be a good person. On the contrary, the creature takes credit for Victor’s death when he thinks, “I shall no longer feel the agonies which now consume me…” (190). By thinking this, the creature feels guilty and acknowledges he has feelings, and he truly knows what is right from wrong. He takes credit for killing his innocent victims and felt awful. Therefore, Victor’s death was due to the creature.
In conclusion, Victor had a great life till the creature came around, and just wanted his family and old life back. The creature and Victor were both at fault for Victor’s death, however, the creature was more at fault because it drove Victor to an obsession, a terrible state of depression caused by fear, and a state of insanity that only a creature could

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