"I stepped fearfully in: the apartment was empty, and my bedroom was also freed from its hideous guest." (Shelley, 45)
"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." (Shelley, 42)
Victor created the creature but became horrified of it, so the creature fled. Frankenstein is responsible for his creation but doesn't accept the responsibility and deserts it.
Death of Friends and Family
"My labours would soon end, and I believed that exercise and amusement would then drive away incipient disease; and I promised myself both of these when my creation should be complete." At this moment, Victor Frankenstein has claimed responsibility over the creature he has just made, and needed to accept the burden. He later on discovered how horrifying the creature was, and shunned it away, deserting the responsibility he was supposed to have over it.
Today in modern times, when a child is created or given life, the parents accept the responsibility of taking care of that child. The responsibility is held onto that child until they go off to college, and live their own lives. Frankenstein creates the creature, but doesn't accept responsibility and things go very wrong for him. It is a life lesson when you create something or take ownership of it, that you don't give it or that person up.
Victor feared later on after his creation, that the creature would want to have children o his own, and Frankenstein didn't want that to happen so he destroyed the creatures mate. "Even if they were to leave Europe and inhabit the deserts of the new world, yet one of the first results of those sympathies for which the demon thirsted would be children and a race of devils would be propagated upon the earth." (Shelley, 144) Today, people don't destroy other peoples mates because they don't want them to have children. As parents and adults each others mate accepts the birth of their child or children, and wouldn't prevent them from being born by killing each other. Its all about responsibility and how to apply yourself in being responsible for your own actions.
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