Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" Book Review by Stephen Brown

Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein"
Looks at the motivation of the character, Victor, in Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein".
# 113521 | 755 words | 0 sources | 2009 | US
Published on Apr 16, 2009 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains that, upon examining the motivations of the character of Victor and his creation in Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein", it is evident that Victor's motivation is irrational, ignorant, negligent and hostile. However, the author continues, that the creature's motivation has purpose and is peaceful in nature. The author believes that Victor is completely ignorant of his motives and makes the creature's ambitions almost impossible to attain.

From the Paper:

""CURSED, CURSED CREATOR! Why do I live?" After reading Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, many may believe that the creature quoted here is a monster and is responsible for the deaths of Victor's family. This is true through the eyes of Victor, which is how most of the story is told. However, when we take into account the actions and motivations of both characters, we can see that Victor is the true monster."

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