Responsibility

By Jonathan Carfang

What is Responsibility?

The state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone.


To me responsibility is when you should take control over your actions and what you do in your life.

Quote #1

"To seek the one who fled from me". ( Shelly 11)
In this part of the story this is where Victor tells Robert Walton that he is seeking his creation but Walton thinks it is a man.
This ties into taking responsibility because the creature created by Frankenstein left his home/laboratory and he is looking for the creature to destroy his mistake.

Quote #2

"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". (Shelly 42)
In this part of the story Frankenstein realizes that he made something inhuman and tries to run away from it.
This ties to responsibility because loving something so much without the thought of the consequences of the outcome.

Quote# 3

" Yet you. my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us". (Shelly 81)
In this part of the story the creature confronts Victor about his creation and why he want to destroy it.
This ties to responsibility because of the consequences of bullying in the modern world.

Quote #4

"Begone! I do break my promise; never will I create another like yourself, equal in deformity and wickedness." (Shelly 146)
In this part of the story the creature wants Victor to create a companion for the creature.
This ties to responsibility because breaking promises may do more good then going through the motions and not meaning it.

Quote #5

"You hate me, but your abhorrence cannot equal that with which I regard myself ". (Shelly 197)
What is happening here is that Victor is deceased and the creature is talking to Walton about why he did what he did.
This ties to responsibility because one can see themselves as them self just as others can see as they are.

Quote #6

"Do so, if you will; but i will not. You may give up your purpose , but mine is assigned to me by heaven, and I dare not". (Shelly 192)
In this part Victor tells Walton that he must continue on to find the creature and understands why Walton does not want to continue the journey.
This ties to responsibility because you need to finish what you start.

Modern Connection

A modern day connection if for the responsibility of scientist ethics on genetic engineering and cloning. Scientists need to make sure the use caution in the technologies the create. We should also be socially responsible for the outcomes.

Works Citied

"Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature: Home Page." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2015.
"What Is the Relevance of Frankenstein in Today's Society? What Lessons Can Modern Man Learn from Frankenstein? What... - Homework Help - ENotes.com." Enotes.com. Enotes.com, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2015.