in daylight, for he was enticed by the warmth of the sun, however, once he was found, he needed to be more carful. A good example of his night time adventures; while living near the little cottage, the creature went out into the woods to procure supplies in the dark of night, so not to be seen, for fear of being seen, " if there was any moon, or the night was star-light, I went into the woods, and collected my own food and fuel for the cottage." Similarly, Victor Frankenstein built his creature behind closed doors, in hiding, he was afraid for anyone to find out his secret. When he was with his friend, Henry Clerval, he became frightened that his friend would find out what he had done. An example of his fear of his deeds coming into the light; "I stepped fearfully in: the apartment was empty; and my bed-room was also freed from its hideous guest. I could hardly believe that so great a good-fortune could have befallen me; but, when I became assured that my enemy had indeed fled, I clapped my hands for joy, and ran down to Clerval." Over the course of the story, I have found that both the creature and Victor Frankenstein were more alike than different. If you consider that they both wanted to love and be loved, they also had a burning desire to learn and be happy. Victor Frankenstein, had everything, yet he was at fault for his own misery. First of all, Victor created the creature with out consulting with anyone regarding his scientific discoveries, as he went on conducting his experiments. When he made a crucial discovery; "When I found so astonishing a power placed within my hands, I
hesitated a long time concerning the manner in which I should employ it." At that point Victor was excited about unlocking the secret of life, moreover, he did briefly think about the consequences, and then just went on with his unholy experiment. Victor Frankenstein's creature went about in the pursuit of humanity, which he couldn't find. He only found hatred, fear, and despair among people. His reaction to the way people that were simply disgusted by his appearance, and his reaction to his treatment, was that of a cold and calculating genius in the way he exacted his revenge on Victor Frankenstein for his creation.
- Summer '08
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