Who is the Monster?
Kelsey Waughop, Shelby Smith, Beth Zuber, & Shelby Tripses
What is a monster?
An imaginary creature that is typically large, ugly, and frightening
The Real Monster...
Although the creature meets the criteria of a "true" monster, we believe that the real monster of the story is Victor Frankenstein.
Reasons Victor is the Monster
- Victor knew he was doing wrong when he began making the creature
- He neglected to take responsibility of his new creation
- Frankenstein was the person who created the creature in the first place and abandoned him, even though he wasn’t intelligent enough to be on his own.
- Could have told people of the creature, and that would have saved a lot of lives
Reasons the Creature is NOT the Monster
- He was trying to fend for himself
- Recognized that his actions inflected pain upon others and attempted to stop
- The reasoning for the creatures actions was that people were denying him the right to fit in
- Wanted another creature made so he could feel the same love that he saw from the people in the cabin
Based on our explanations, we believe that the overall moral of the story is to take responsibility of your actions.
- Victor needed to take care of the creature in the beginning.
- Victor did not admit to creating the creature after the first death, he waited to tell until his entire family was dead.
- He could have gotten rid of the creature by creating a companion, but refused to because of his own fears.