Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Victor Frankenstein is to Blame

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Victor Frankenstein is to Blame

Can an intense appetency for the pursuit of knowledge result in fatal consequences? In most situations when a strong desire is present consequences are seldom taken into consideration. In the novel, Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein pursues knowledge in an obsessive manner that blinds him to the possible effects. Victor Frankenstein is the primary cause of his creature's desolation. Indeed, Victor Frankenstein is at fault for the creature's isolation and malformation, which causes the creature to feel rejected, lonely, and determined to seek revenge.

Victor Frankenstein's determination to constitute a race causes him to create a deformed creature, which he immediately rejects. In the
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This time Victor allows the creature to approach him. After some time the creature demands a female companion and it is only with pity and much argumentation that Victor consents. While the creature watches, Victor begins working on the female monster and then he destroys it. Victor, by doing this, is ignoring the creature's feelings and breaking his promise. Therefore, Victor Frankenstein, after much hard work, rejects his own creation due to its monstrosity.

As a result of Victor's neglect and rejection of the creature, society also denies the creature acceptance which creates a life of loneliness for it. The creature, after being rejected by Victor, is left helpless, wanders into a forest, and experiences what hunger and pain are for the first time in life. The creature longs for acceptance, especially from Victor, but is denied. For example, the creature first learns of its rejection from society when it enters the house of an old man that is cooking; it as at the sight of the creature that the man "shrieked loudly" (90) and runs out of his hut. From that moment the creature realizes it is deformed and unlike anyone else. While the creature is roaming through the woods one day it comes upon a cottage. The creature notes the inhabitants of the cottage, the DeLacey family, as being beautiful in comparison to its
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