Lauren Farrell- Frankenstein Final Assessment
Was Victor's creation a wise idea?
"Do your duty towards me, and I will do mine towards you and the rest of mankind." (Shelley 81)
"Have my murderous machinations deprived you also, my dearest Henry, of life? Two I have already destroyed; other victims await their destiny..." He realizes the issues he has cause in the process of his experiment. Victor is trying his best to own up to his mistake and help the people it is affecting the most.
"Human beings, their feelings and passions, would indeed be degraded if such a happy wretch as I felt pride. Justine, poor happy Justine, was as innocent as I, and she suffered the same charge; she died for it; and I am the cause of this-I murdered her. William, Justine, and Henry -they all died by my hands." Frankenstein kills Justine and Victor knows Justine would still be alive if it was not for his creation. He admits to being the cause of her death for which the creature had done. Most people have a difficult time admitting when they have done something wrong.
In Frankenstein, there is a lot that happens that has to do with responsibility. Responsibility can be related to a lot of different things these days. Responsibility is often referred to when people are under the influence whether they are of age or not. "Over 1,000 lives of 18-24 year-olds are lost annually to alcohol off the highways, a figure that has been increasing since 1998.4" (Choose Responsibility) The number of deaths is directly related to people being irresponsible. All of those deaths could have been avoided if people were aware of their state if mind. However, many people are responsible. Studies show that this past summer, 52.7 minors were employed.(Employment and Unemployment Among Youth Summary) Employment as a kid shows that they take responsibility and that if the kid wants to buy something that they need to save up enough money to do so.
Responsibility is the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or having control over someone.
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"Employment and Unemployment Among Youth Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 18 Aug. 2015. Web. 13 Nov. 2015.
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