Frankenstein: The Real Monster Essay

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Who is the real monster? In the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein is a scientist who?s goal is to give life to an inanimate body. During and after the creation of his monster, Victor?s ambition, selfishness and secrecy alienated him from human society. So who is the real monster? Contrary to initial perceptions, the creator, Victor is the monster.
Victor?s ambition to create life caused him to become a monster. He was determined to go to Ingolstadt University to study philosophy and science and to discover the secret of life. In doing so, he spent years away from his friends and family. ?I passed through the scenes familiar to my youth but which I had not seen ...view middle of the document...

Victor returned home after years of being away, to spend time with his family. Soon after he arrived in Geneva, he left for the Alpine valleys by himself hoping to ease his grief. in doing this, he left his family and Elizabeth behind once again. ?It was during an access of this kind that I suddenly left home, and being my step towards the near Alpine valleys, to forget myself and my ephemeral because human, sorrows? (Shelley 78). The largest act of selfishness that Victor showed was when the monster threatened Victor that he would be with him on his wedding-night. Even though Victor knew that the chances of death occurring were high for that night, he married Elizabeth. ?...i should almost regard him as invincible, and that when he had pronounced the words ? I shall be with you on your wedding-night,? I should regard the fateselfish, he also showed acts of secrecy that alienated him human society and made him a monster.
Secrecy was another act that Victor displayed throughout the novel. This made him a monster because he went away to Ingolstadt, leaving his family behind for several years. During his stay at Ingolstadt, he kept to himself and created the monster. ?Winter, spring, and summer passed...so deeply was I engrossed in my occupation?...

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