Essay on Who Is It Really?

876 Words Oct 11th, 2015 4 Pages
Whose fault was it really? 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 proves he is at fault for Victor’s death because he drove Victor to an obsession at its finest, a terrible state of depression, and a state of insanity that only a creature could cause. The creature killed Victor with his obsession of getting revenge on the creature for what he did to this loved ones. Obsession is a mental condition that we will do anything to reach your desired goal, even death. Victor’s obsession with killing the creature was very apparent on page 183 with his speech to the crewmembers while stuck in the ice. His arousing speech could only have been given by someone who was that deranged to want to continue in that most terrible of weather. Further evidence of this is when Victor thinks, “They were dead, and I lived; their murdered also lived, and to destroy him I must drag out my weary existence” (171). Victor feels guilty for his family and…

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