Man or Monster

Man or Monster

  • Submitted By: jw01
  • Date Submitted: 05/13/2013 7:17 PM
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Man or Monster
Jonathan Waltz
St. Georges Technical Highschool


This paper explains the importance of death and responsibility and how they go together in the story.

Man or Monster
Frankenstein was written by Marry Shelly in 1818, a time of great scientific exploration and discovery. On a trip to the North Pole, Robert Walton meets Victor Frankenstein. After meeting Victor, Walton gets the story of how his guest created a “monster” who, in order to get revenge, is killing all of Victors loved ones. Victor devoted his life to destroying the “ monster “ in order to make amends for bringing it into the world. In the end they both the creature and his creator see the errors in their ways and end up dying. Marry Shelly's novel is about responsibility, death , and the love between a parent and child.

Throughout this novel, there are many examples of responsibility and irresponsibility. Walton takes on the responsibility for nursing Victor back to health(Shelly 20). In complete contrast to that Victor made his “child” and left him to die, thus creating a “monster”( Shelly 130). Had Victor showed the slightest amount of compassion for the being he had made and took responsibility for it as his child the events that occurred would not have. Because Victor turned his back on the creation he ensured that the creature would in fact be a monster. If you take a look at the DeLacey family you have no choice but to notice a family that takes responsibility for for their actions. They know that Felix made a mistake in helping the Turkish man and face the consiquences for that action. It is only after the horrific deaths of his loved ones that Victor finally acknowledges the responsibility he had to the man he created and accepts the responsibility for their deaths (Shelly 167). He vowes to destroy what he made but dies before he can. At the end of the novel the creature sees the error in his ways and accepts the responsibility...

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