As many know the book “Frankenstein” is about a scientist named Victor that creates a monster that seeks revenge on his creator and every living human. The reason being that he thinks that the reason he is lonely and abhorred by every living creature is because of his creator. As the novel goes on there is many things to question. For example, does the monster deserve empathy? Does Victor become more like the monster as the story proceeds? Why does Victor get sick after a traumatic experience? and many more. The major theme in this novel is revenge because both main characters seek revenge at some point in the story. I believe that both characters have a good reason to seek revenge on each other because they both believe that the other person is the reason for their loneliness. When Victor was first creating this monster he was filled with enthusiasm but when the monster came to life he was filled with horror and disgust. On page 48 of the book “Frankenstein” it says “ 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.” I believe this means that he long desired this monster to come to life but now that it came true he realized that it wasn’t as beautiful as he imagined. He first created the monster because he thought he could discover the secrets of life and death or make a new human species. He was motivated to do these things by ambition. When the monster came to life Victor was so horrified to the point where he dashed out of the room. On page 49 it states, “ Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room and continued a long time traversing my bedchamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep.” This means that he couldn’t sustain the features of his creation so he dashed out of the room and attempted to sleep but was unable to because he couldn’t seem to compose his mind. In addition to this Victor became very sick because of a nervous fever that lasts several months. Lucky his friend Henry helped him nurse back to health. Later on he receives a letter from his father saying that his little brother William had been murdered. While reading he also finds out that Justine a servant and caretaker William had been accused of murdering him. Victor then is convinced that the monster was responsible for his little brothers death. On page 69, it states, “ Nothing in human shape could have destroyed that fair child. He was the murderer! I could not doubt it. The mere presence of the idea was an irresistible proof of the fact.” This means that, he is certain that the monster killed his little brother because just the fact that the idea was there means something to him.
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