Fallen Blame By Mary Shelley

990 WordsSep 29, 20154 Pages
Fallen Blame Frankenstein is a Gothic science fiction novel, written by Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley was born in 1797. Both of Shelleys’ parents were writers, leading to some of the background to her writing ability. In 1816, Mary, her husband, Percy, Lord Byron, and two others met in a retreat in Switzerland. While they were there, they challenged each other to write ghost stories. Branching off of the odd dare, Frankenstein was published two years later in 1818. Victor, the main character, and his thirst for knowledge, lead him to create something that destroyed his life. In Frankenstein, Victor deserves the blame for the destruction throughout the book because he irresponsibly created a monster with no plan to follow, he set it free with no supervision or guidance, and Victor had no control over the lost lives of his loved ones, taken by the monster. Victor deserves the blame for the destruction throughout the book because he irresponsibly set the monster free without thinking of further consequences. He was immature and new to the studies he was doing, leading him to become obsessed with his line of work. Through his obsession, he looked past the way it was affecting his health. Shelley brought his bad health into context when she saied, Every night I was oppressed by a slow fever, and I became nervous to a most painful degree; the fall of a leaf startled me, and I shunned my fellow creatures as if I had been guilty of a crime. Sometimes I grew alarmed at the wreck I
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