First Draft [Worthington]

Option 1

  • One of Frankenstein’s biggest errors was keeping his research a secret from others. He worked in isolation, hiding his progress from his teacher and his fellow scientists. Thus, when his creature went on a murderous rampage, killing all of those close to him, there was no one to help Frankenstein destroy the creature or, at the very least, help change the creature’s behavior. When issues came up with the monster, there was no one to whom Frankenstein could turn for guidance, creating the emotion of guilt as his secrecy of such horrfic knowledge.
  • When Frankenstein first beheld his creation, he was overwhelmed with remorse and disgust. He fled from its presence, giving up the opportunity to supervise, nurture, and educate his invention. Although his mistake was bringing the creature to life, once he realized what he created, his shock and wonder must have feared him away from taking control. Victor lacked the conviction to take responsiblity for his creation, a thought that should of been takin in consideration before his desire to discover the secret of life. Victor in a way did not believe in his scientific ability, as close as he got to his proffessors and the material taken away from them, one would think Victor would express his success or ideas to others, seaking recognition, yet this obviously turned on him later in the book.
  • Victor can also be blamed for his desire to possess forbidden knowledge. Without this desire, Victor never would have reanimated life. His ideas and intentions of discovering the secret to life should have been re thought by him as he could have taken a differetn path in achieving his goals.
  • Although the monster agrues that Victors lack of being a “father” figure and upraising him was the biggest mistake, the realization that the monster was not created equally needs to be in consideration as what responisbilities are deemed upon the “creator”.

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