Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Repentance and stubbornness A hero is someone who remains seen in literature as a person with great courage and strength, yet though not always the case. The hero usually takes risk for the greater good. The Romantic hero becomes a type of literary idol with different morals. They are passionate about what they love, becoming obsessed with their newfound passion and become determined to perfect at what they do. They eventually become tragically doomed through creating their own individual moral codes by struggling with their internal battles within their minds. Mary Shelley presents us the first persona of a romantic hero through Victor Frankenstein in her book Frankenstein. Shelley fabricates Victor as the main narrator throughout the…show more content…
Because of shooting the albatross, and cursing it with death the Mariner be came cursed with watching his entire crew die right in front of him. The Ancient Mariner describes the scene as being “cursed with his eye” referring back to how he was the one who doomed all of his crewmates to a horrible death yet his punishment of life in death is much worse (Coleridge428). Victor and the Mariner both realized creating their own moral code eventually made them carry a heavy burden, which they could never live down. The path of sin that both Victor and the Ancient Mariner both took led them into a path of isolation, yet both had different reactions to their solitude, although both felt a sense of misery and of isolation they both felt different views on being alone. Victor on one hand, wanted to be alone he felt as if he told anyone about his ingenious ideas they would think he was crazy. Instead of being called out of being a torturous human he would have rather “banished myself forever a friendless outcast,” because he did not want to hear how wrong he was for creating life (Shelley141). Although, before when he had a sane moment, he realized he wanted company because everyone he loved was dead. Victor spoke of how “none relieved [him] from oppression,” (Shelley121). He felt when he knew he became tragically doomed, foreshadowing his ultimate pursuit for the

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