Victor Frankenstein Character Analysis

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Victor Frankenstein abandons his creation shortly after it awakens, which causes all the tragic events to take place. Instead of taking care of it and being a friend to the monster, Victor is “[unable] to endure the aspect of the being [he] had created, [he] rushed out of the room” (Shelley 45). Victor admits the creature filled him with horror and disgust, but he was the one who made it that way. Each time Victor addresses the monster, he calls it a fiend, devil, or daemon as if it is the monster’s fault for its appearance. The monster knows “[its] form is a filthy type of [Victor’s], more horrid even from the very resemblance” (Shelley 100). Victor does not seem to realize that because he made the monster ugly other humans would also be terrified by it and ostracize it from society, forcing the monster into evilness. In the same fashion, Ambrosio blames Matilda and Antonia for his lust instead of holding himself accountable. He calls Matilda a prostitute for “[glutting him] with enjoyment even to loathing, forces [him] to her arms, apes the harlot, and glories in her prostitution” (Lewis 209). After he rapes Antonia, he asks her who he has to blame for this. He curses her, demanding “[what] seduced me into crimes, whose bare remembrance makes me shudder? Fatal witch! Was it not thy beauty?” (Lewis 330). He continues his interrogation, blaming Antonia for his soul being damned and for becoming “a perjured hypocrite, a ravisher, an assassin” (Lewis 330). He uses the classic
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