Frankenstein Final Assessment

by Samuel Pivirotto


Quote 1 Chapter 5, Page 42

"How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe ,or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavored to form."

This quote is when Victor has first brought his creature to life. He is horrified at the site of the monstrosity that he created. This was the most important time for Victor to be responsible and snuff the life he had just created, yet he instead ran away.

Quote 2 Chapter 5, Page 46

"but when I became assured that my enemy had indeed fled, I clapped my hands for joy and ran down to Clerval."

This quote is very important because it shows that Victor not only took no responsibility for the creature, he rejoiced when he had learned that it ran away. He was afraid of what Henry would think if he had found out that he had created a monster instead of getting him to help find him and destroy him.

Quote 3 Chapter 7, Page 62

"You are all mistaken; I know the murderer. Justine, poor girl, good Justine, is innocent."

This quote shows that Victor knows that his creation has killed his brother and he knows that Justine is innocent, but he never says that it is his creation that killed him.

Quote 4 Chapter 10, Page 80

"that I may extinguish the spark which I so negligently bestowed."
He thinks that he shouldn't have given his creation life because he did it in an improper manner. He wishes that he had never gave life to his creation. He hasn't fully accepted that the deaths are all his fault.

Quote 5 Chapter 17, Page 124

"I do refuse it," I replied " and no torture shall ever extort a consent from me."
Victor is responsible for creating one murderous monster and he had decided to not create another. He knows that the monster will continue its rampage on his loved ones but he still refuses the monster.

Quote 6 Chapter 23, Page 176

"I began to reflect on their cause - the monster whom I had created, the miserable demon whom I had sent abroad into the world for my destruction."
Victor is feeling responsible for all of his friends deaths. He knows that his creation had caused all of this death and destruction. He blames only himself for their deaths and is now responsible to deal with his creation.

Responsibility in the World Today

Being responsible in the modern world is very important especially when dealing with social media. When people go onto the internet their opinion gets more vocalized and more people can see it. What could have been a simple racist joke among friends is now a live debate among many people from all over. Now that joke is a big problem and your employer sees it. They don't want that as being related to them so they fire you. Now you're jobless over one small joke on the internet that you posted.

Works Cited

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Harold Bloom. Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus. New York, NY: Signet, 1983. Print.