The Final Assessment - Responsibility

"Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room... (Shelley 42)."

Victor runs away and instead of caring for what he had created and ensuring that the creature isn't dangerous, he runs away and avoids his responsibility.

"... and the though made me shiver, that the creature whom I had left in my apartment might still be there, alive and walking about (Shelley 45)."

This quote shows us that Victor ran away from his responsibility, away from what he had created. He wanted nothing to do with the creature and left him, hoping that the creature would leave and Victor wouldn't have to deal with it.

"... the apartment was empty, and my bedroom was also freed from its hideous guest. i could hardly believe that so great a good fortune could have befallen me (Shelley 45-46)."

Victor was elated that the creature has gone so he won't have to deal with him. He's happy that he doesn't have to be responsible for the creature.

"William is dead! That sweet child, whose smiles delighted and warmed my heart (Shelley 55)." and "Justine Moritz! Poor, poor girl, is she accused (Shelley 62)?"

This is the first major consequence. Victor neglected his responsibility for taking care of the monster and now Victor's brother is dead and Justine is accused of his murder.

Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of extinguish which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know mot; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge (Shelley 116).

The creature is extremely mad at victor for not taking responsibility of him and for abandoning him. Now the creature wants revenge, and this is after him taking out William and that lead to Justine's death as well.

"I have endured incalculable fatigue, and cold, and hunger; do you dare destroy my hopes (Shelley 146)."

The creature has been though so much, fatigue, cold, and hunger and he asks for one thing from Victor and Victor won't. He is ignoring the thing he created, the thing he is responsible for and neglecting him even more by making him be alone forever.


It is arguable that Victor is the creature's parent. He created the creature and the creature is somewhat his child. A parent has a responsibility to the child to care for them. A parent has to care for them, make sure they are clean, healthy, well fed, and have clothes to keep them warm.

It is also the job of a parent to teach their kids how to act, walk, and talk. Victor had a responsibility to teach the creature how to walk and talk and other basic functions. Victor neglected his responsibility and ignored the creature. The creature had no one and had to learn everything all by himself.

(Teen Responsibility) (Kestin).

Work Citation

Bloom, Harold. Frankenstein. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. Print.

Kestin, Todd. "How Teens Become Responsible Adults." The Huffington Post., 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 13 Nov. 2015.

"Ten Responsibilities for Teens." Everyday Life. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2015.