BONNIE RONSON ENC 1101 Compare and Contrast Victor Frankenstein to the Creature This is a comparison of Victor Frankenstein and his creature as well as the contrast of the both of them. While reading the story and getting to know both, Victor Frankenstein and his creature, I thought that they could not be more different. Getting about a third of the way into the story, my outlook was changed. Victor Frankenstein seemed to be a good, kind and normal person when everything started out, however, after he went off to school and began to study, things changed at that point. As he began to learn he thirsted for more knowledge, and he became infatuated with his course of study. Victor Frankenstein’s thirst for knowledge, was very similar to the creature that he created. The creature learned slowly at first, but then he became fascinated with knowledge and how it made things better for him. For example;” I improved rapidly in the knowledge of language, so that in two months I began to comprehend most of the words uttered by my protectors.” Victor Frankenstein, made advancements in his studies of the human form, as well as the decay. After the study he was very excited about what he had learned and he thought;” I doubted at first whether I should attempt the creation of a being like myself or one of simpler organization; but my imagination was too much exalted by my first success to permit me to doubt of my ability to give life to an animal as complex and wonderful as man.” Another comparison, the creature was not violent at the beginning, however, he did become more violent as he learned about the way that Victor Frankenstein thought of him. The creature did know right from wrong, and after he had learned and had become more intelligent,
he didn’t seem to have a problem with crossing the line. He became cold and had sworn eternal revenge and committed the murder of young William. As the creature talked to young William, he found out that he was a Frankenstein, the creature said; 'Frankenstein! you belong then to my enemy, — to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim.'
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