The Evil Of The Monster By Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein

1048 Words Nov 14th, 2014 5 Pages
In Shelley’s Frankenstein, the monster commits a number of immoral acts out of rage. These actions are directly related to the monsters creation and upbringing. The burden of fault for the monsters actions rests on Victor Frankenstein’s shoulders alone.
The lack of attention Frankenstein contributed towards the monster, and his life teaching, is directly correlated with the actions the creature made throughout his existence. Although the creature physically caused the murders, Victor Frankenstein instigated the action of the creature to perform these killings through negligence. Victor articulates:
I prepared myself for a multitude of reverses; my operations might be incessantly baffled, and at last my work be imperfect, yet when I considered the improvement which every day takes place in science and mechanics, I was encouraged to hope my present attempts would at least lay the foundations of future success. Nor could I consider the magnitude and complexity of my plan as any argument of its impracticability. It was with these feelings that I began the creation of a human being. (Shelley 54)
This statement shows the lack of thought Frankenstein had for what would happen after the creature came alive. Victor Frankenstein does not take responsibility for instilling moral values. Therefore, with an absence of moral values, the creature’s underdeveloped conscience does not know these acts are immoral. While Victor Frankenstein achieves creating an existing being, he fails at…
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