Victor Frankenstein Character Analysis

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Select a novel or play in which a tragic figure functions as an instrument of the suffering of others. Then write an essay in which you explain how the suffering brought upon others by that figure contributes to the tragic vision of the work as a whole.
According to critic Northrop Frye, “Tragic heroes are so much the highest points in their human landscape that they seem the inevitable conductors of the power about them, great trees more likely to be struck by lightning than a clump of grass. Conductors may of course be instruments as well as victims of the divine lightning.” In the novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein created a creature that had a mind of his own and a heart of an angel but throughout the novel when Victor Frankenstein’s creature has finally became conscious of his life, Frankenstein found out that the creature was alive which will potentially create events that will eventually destroy his relationships and destroy his friends and family members. When the monster finally had a glimpse of what life was really about, he has decided to go seek for attention such as a child seeking for love and to finally have a sense of belonging. Frankenstein's creation has started to feel like he was not worth anything since he was constantly left alone and any individual who encountered him kept running away due to the fact that they were so startled by the creature's appearance. Soon after when the monster began to realize that he wasn’t “normal” he
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