Victor as the True Murderer in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Essay

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Victor as the True Murderer in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Mary Shelley wrote the book Frankenstein between June 1816 and May 1817 after a trip to Switzerland in the summer of 1816 with a group of young English writers and intellectuals, during which an agreement between the group to each write a story of the supernatural was drawn up. This agreement was later abandoned by most of the others.

Mary was eighteen when she started to write the story. She had, had a difficult childhood and this is what many say is to have driven her to writing the book. Her mother had died after giving birth to her and she grew up in a chaotic family that included a half-sister, a stepmother, a stepbrother, and a
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I think Mary wrote it like this because she wanted her readers to look at things from new perspectives and didn't want the book to just be straight forward and simple.

Victor Frankenstein never actually physically commits any murders, all the murders are physically done by the monster. Frankenstein creates the monster therefore the question is whether the murders committed by the monster are Frankenstein's fault as the creator of the monster, as the monster was his responsibility.

Mary uses Robert Walton and his ship to get the story going and introduce it. He isn't really a main character in the story although we find out quite a lot about him in his letters to his sister. We later find out the many strong parallels there are between Frankenstein and Walton. From the letters we find out that Robert loves his sister Margaret who he is writing to a great deal, as Victor does his surrogate sister, Elizabeth. They have both left those who they love to follow up their ambitions. It isn't until the fourth letter that the story actually begins to get going as Robert and Frankenstein meet. Robert is interested and excited when he meets Frankenstein. Almost straight away Robert thinks he has found a friend. When Frankenstein meets the vessel he first asks where it is heading before even stepping on board ' will you have the kindness to inform me whither you are bound?' The author also
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