Frankenstein - Victor is the Villain not Victim Essay

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I believe Frankenstein is a villain in this book. I believe he promotes the idea of evil which is symbolised through creating the creature. He is described as “a creature causing havoc”. The creature is an unwanted person. He has no belonging in this world. He was created, and because of this, he is an outcast because of Victor Frankenstein. The creature is the victim. He is lonely and rejected. Frankenstein is the cause of this. I believe it is wrong to play god. No man should try and create human beings. He has created a being that is driven to the extremes of loneliness in life. This is destroying innocent lives. As a romantic, archetype and gothic novel, Victor is responsible for the monsters actions because Victor abandons his …show more content…
He has discovered feelings and it wasn’t too late for Victor to change things. He could have realized his problems and solved them by helping the monster. He needs company and that company could have been Victor if he could only accept his wrong doing. Victor is also a villain because he devotes all his time and energy to creating life. Humans cannot play god. Just before Justine’s execution he says “During the whole of this wretched mockery of justice I suffered living torture. It was to be whether the result of my curiosity and lawless devices would cause the death of two of my fellow beings”. It is beyond our boundaries to play god. Trying to become too powerful has its consequences which Victor faces which are the deaths of Justine and William at the hands of Victor’s evil. Victor says “Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. A new species would bless me as its creator and source, many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me”. This shows he wants to be worshipped as a god. It explains the fact that his evil, which he thinks will please him, is about to go wrong. He wanted desperate glory and to be admired for creating a new race. Victor and the monster are two parts of one person. The monster is all of Frankenstein’s ambitions and dreams where as Victor is what he actually is. Frankenstein is the greater person. He is creating something

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