Frankenstein

By: Dom Bazzone

Responsibility

In the book Frankenstein I thought that responsibility was the biggest life lesson learned in the story. Victor would not take responsibility for the monster he created until the very end of the story and that's basically the main point of the entire story.

Connection to the Text

1. "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


Victor had just created the monster he had been working and for a while and already wanted nothing to do with it right after he made it. Also, he says that he basically deprived himself from being healthy and it was all for nothing because he was horrified by the outcome of the monster he created.


2. "Did anyone indeed exist, except I, the creator, who would believe, unless his senses convinced him, in the existence of the living monument of presumption and rash ignorance which I had let loose upon the world?" Chapter 7 Pg. 63


In this quote Victor is taking full responsibility for the monster loose one the world. He wishes that he hadn't , but there is nothing that he can do about it.


3. " During the whole of this wretched mockery of justice I suffered living torture. It was to be decided whether the result of my curiosity and lawless devices would cause the death of two of my fellow beings." Chapter 8 Pg. 64


In this quote Victor again takes the blame for killing 2 of his closest friends and then another one is going to jail because they think she killed his brother William.


4. "Listen to me Frankenstein. You accuse me of murder, and yet you would, with a satisfied conscience destroy your own creature." Chapter 10 Pg. 82


In this quote the monster is telling Frankenstein that he never cared for him. The reason that he murdered any of those people was because Frankenstein wasn't there for him and that he wanted someone else as a friend.


5. "You belong to my enemy- to him toward whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim." Chapter 16 Pg. 122


In this quote the monster is telling Frankenstein why he killed his brother and how Frankenstein could have prevented it if he didn't abandon him.


6." I thought with a sensation of madness on my promise of creating another like to him, and with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew." Chapter 17 Pg. 132


In this quote Victor is thinking in his head why he had begun to make a new monster. He could never bring himself to do that again. He ripped up his new work in front of the monsters eyes.

Citations

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, Douglas Clegg, and Harold Bloom. "Chapter 5 Pg. 42." Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus. New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2013. N. pag. Print.


Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, Douglas Clegg, and Harold Bloom. "Chapter 7 Pg. 63." Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus. New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2013. N. pag. Print.


Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, Douglas Clegg, and Harold Bloom. "Chapter 8 Pg. 64." Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus. New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2013. N. pag. Print.


Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, Douglas Clegg, and Harold Bloom. "Chapter 10 Pg. 82 ." Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus. New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2013. N. pag. Print.


Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, Douglas Clegg, and Harold Bloom. "Chapter 16 Pg. 122." Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus. New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2013. N. pag. Print.


Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, Douglas Clegg, and Harold Bloom. "Chapter 17 Pg. 132." Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus. New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2013. N. pag. Print.