relays his account of his actions to Robert Walton he explains the reasons

Relays his account of his actions to robert walton he

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relays his account of his actions to Robert Walton, he explains the reasons behind his horrible actions: “I knew that I was preparing for myself a deadly torture, but I was the slave, not the master, of an impulse, which I detested, yet could not disobey” (212). The creature admits that his actions were terrible, but claims that he could not control his behavior because of how he wastreated by his creator and other people he came into contact with. Although he knew that there would be consequences for his actions, the creature had rejected goodness and became a “slave” of evil. However, this turning point for the creature was not his fault; Victor Frankenstein createdhim in a form that made it nearly impossible for him to have hope in goodness. Because of this, Victor is the true monster instead of the creature, since his actions caused the creature to behave in this malicious manner.Mary Shelley characterizes Victor Frankenstein as a selfish man who chased scientific discovery without thinking about the consequences for others, making him the monster of the novel. Frankenstein’s change of attitude towards the creature once it comes to life and his decision against creating a mate for the creature displays this characterization of the protagonist. When Victor Frankenstein brings the creature to life, he immediately regrets his actions based onthe appearance of the creature, saying “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” (56). Victor had gone after this goal of creating life and playing god
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Garcia 3so recklessly and selfishly that he did not once stop to think about what would happen to himself,those around him, and the creature. Once he saw the physical appearance of his creation, however, he immediately rejects him, even though Victor was the one who basically chose what the creature would look like. In a way, Victor Frankenstein is a parent to the creature, but he doesnot take care of “parental” responsibilities and neglects his “child” out of selfishness and carelessness. Victor’s parental responsibilities include providing companionship for his creation, which the creature begs him to complete. When referring to the idea of creating a female
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