Paul Oslosky

Are you responsible?

Responsibility is the state or fact of having to deal with something or of having control over something. Being responsible is a very good trait to have and if you are responsible you will be trusted and respected a lot more. Being responsible just is not having control, but also taking blame for your actions and owning up to your wrong doings. I believe it is hard to find a good, responsible person today. Most teens and people do not posses this trait. It does not even have to be about owning up to their actions or having control, its about how they act and if they can remember to meet deadlines, be home on time, do their homework, show up to work on time, and since they could have just started driving, how well they are behind the wheel of a vehicle. A study found that 44% of teens say they drive a lot more responsible when their friends are not in their car. Their friends affect their responsibility

"I dreaded to behold this monster, but i feared still more that Henry should see him." - chapter, 5 pg. 45

Victor is not taking responsibility for his creations! Victor Frankenstein, the creator of the creature, says that he "dreaded to behold this monster, but i feared still more that Henry should see him" meaning that he was not happy with what he has created and that he does not want his peers seeing his work

"For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. 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." -Chapter 5, pg. 42

This is a major red flag, or at least it should be. He is depriving his health just to work on his creature, that in the end he doesn't even want anymore. He is putting his life on the line for nothing. Not being responsible for his health or his life. A responsible person watches their health and can balance there work for it to not take a tool on their health

"Have my murderous machinations deprived you also, my dearest Henry, of life? Two I have already destroyed; other victims await their destiny..." Chapter 21

In this quote that Victor said, in the end of it he says "Two i have already destroyed" which means that Victor knows that it is his fault that this has happened because he had to recreate human life.

"Human beings, their feelings and passions, would indeed be degraded if such wretch as i felt pride. Justine, poor happy justine, was as innocent as I, and she suffered from the same charge; she died for it; and i am the cause of this- I murdered her. William, Justine, and Henry- they all dies by my hands." Chapter 22, Pg.163

In this quote, Victor Frankenstein is expressing that he is responsible for the killings of Justine, William, and Henry and is starting to finally take the blame for his creature killing those he loved. Victor is starting to realize that he is partially a murderer. He is starting to take responsibility for the actions in which his creature that he made, is doing.
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"My duties to the beings of my own species had greater claims to my attention because they included a greater proportion of happiness and misery. Urged by this view, i refused, and i did right and refusing, to create a companion for the first creature" Chapter 24

At the end of the novel, Victor Frankenstein explains to Walton what he has learned throughout the whole experience of creating life and bring what was dead, back to life. Victor being responsible and smart, refuses to create a companion for the creature and does the right thing