Worth 1 Sarah Worth Mrs.Colvin English IV September 16, 2018 Good Versus Evil Every person has different perspectives on good and evil, but in Frankenstein the question is who is truly innocent and who is precisely evil? Evil actions are taken out on the innocent characters throughout the novel causing a good versus evil effect. Frankenstein betrays a gothic tale of misery, obsession, and evil deeds. There are particular quotes at the beginning of the novel that foreshadow death upon innocent people from an evil creature of nightmare. The Frankenstein’s lived in Geneva which would become a town of miserable evil crimes that were to happen in the future. Victor Frankenstein was determined to bring life out of a corpse not realizing what evil punishments would lie ahead. Victor attended the University of I ngolstadt, and he excelled at different sciences such as chemistry. It was there at the University where he had created and brought a hideous creature of nightmare to life who murdered and consistently preyed on the innocent. The creature was evil, but he wasn’t born evil. Victor’s abandonment of the creature left him lonely with no purpose in life which led him to his malicious actions on Justine and Elizabeth. Throughout Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the reoccurrence of good versus evil is detailed through character archetypes of the innocent and the creature of the nightmare. The character archetype of innocence is shown in Elizabeth and Justine Frankenstein who are destroyed by the evil creature. Elizabeth was an orphan who was noticed by Frankenstein’s mother, Caroline who took Elizabeth in and raised her as one of her own. Likewise, Justine, a young girl who was also taken in by the Frankensteins acted like a mother to
Worth 2 Victor’s youngest brother William. Caroline Frankenstein didn’t care that Elizabeth was a peasant and Justine was a poor as well because she aspired to give them botha better and more deserving life. William had come across the creature, and the creature saw him with a locket that contained a picture of Frankenstein in it. Because Victor abandoned his creation, the creature’s first innocent victim was William. Although the creature murdered him, he framed Justine for William’s death because he was ultimately jealous of her beauty and the affection she received.
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