Responsibility

Frankenstein Final Assessment

"Like one who, on a lonely road,
doth walk in fear and dread,
And having once turned around, walks on,
And turns no more his head;
Because he knows a frightful fiend
Doth close behind him tread."
(Chapter 5 Page 44)

The creature is realizing that he has to ignore somethings that people do to him and move on and not try to retaliate against them. This quote relates to modern day as if a kid is getting bullied he has to push through and ignore the bully and not become a bully himself.

"How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form? His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God!"
(Chapter 5 Page 42)

Victor is realizing the creature he has created and is in absolute love with what he has done. This relates to modern day as someone creating a invention and being proud that it is successful.
"I must pursue and destroy the being to whom I gave existence; then my lot on earth will be fulfilled and I may die."
(Chapter 24 Page 189)

Victor is now realizing that his creation is a monster and that he has to do something before someone will get hurt. This relates to modern day as in someone noticing their kid is a bully and they realize they didn't teach them the right things to do so they have to start teaching them how to act.
"We rest; a dream has power to poison sleep.
We rise; one wand'ring thought pollutes
the day.
We feel, conceive, or reason; laugh or weep,
Embrace fond woe, or cast our cares
away;
It is the same: for, be it joy or sorrow,
The path of its departure still is free.
Man's yesterday may ne'er be like his
morrow:
Nought may endure but mutability!"
(Chapter 10 Page 79)

Victor can't live his life with the creation he has made. Every step the creature is taking is bad and hurting Victor because he has to take responsibility for him. This relates to modern day as when someone say fixes a car and then realizes that they messed up and they have to go back and try to fix it but the person as already drove off with there car and they can't do anything about it but worry about it.
"Do your duty towards me, and I will do mine towards you and the rest of mankind. If you will comply with my conditions, I will leave them and you at peace; but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friends."
(Chapter 10 Page 81)

The creature is explaining that Victor needs to take responsibility for what he has done and just deal with it and if he doesn't then the creature will continue on with hurting or killing his loved ones and him. This quote relates to modern day as having to take actions for what you have done. He should have been there and stayed with the creature and took responsibility and taught the creature how to act and what to do with humans around him.
"Listen to me, Frankenstein. You accuse me of murder, and yet you would, with a satisfied conscience, destroy you own creature. Oh, praise the eternal justice of man! Yet I ask you not to spare me; listen to me, and then, if you can, and if you will, destroy the work of your hands."
(Chapter 10 Page 83)

This is the creature telling Victor that all of the actions the creature has done he has to be responsible for because he did create the creature and he didn't teach him anything he just left. This quote relates to modern day as if you were to have a dog and it went and bite a human you have to be responsible and pay for the care of that human because your dog just went and bit this human.
"These wonderful narrations inspired me with strange feelings. Was man, indeed, at once so powerful, so virtuous and magnificent, yet so vicious and base?"
(Chapter 13 Page 100)

Mackay, H (2012,April 6). Accepting personal responsibility for your actions makes success possible. retrieved from http://bizjournals.com

Take it from Albert Einstein: “Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment and learn again to exercise his will — his personal responsibility.”

When people fail to take responsibility for their actions, the blame game begins. There’s always a scapegoat nearby, but that strategy doesn’t take long to unravel.

Pager,D (1994,September20). the American Tradition of Personal Responsibility. retrieved from http:// www.heritage.org

There is a saying, apparently from Oregon, that you do not know how big a tree is until you cut it down.


It is a human tendency not to value something until it is under assault or lost.Without accountability to an outside authority or standard, and without stigma, the only remaining responsibility is to self Self-which may have once meant one's conscience but now simply means one's feelings-has become for many people the one standard of behavior: If I feel good, the act is good. I have no accountability to anyone or anything but my feelings.

Individual Responsibility (short clip)