18 December 2014
Frankenstein Is Not a Fair Man Frankenstein is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Victor is an unjust man because he deserts his creature, withholds the existence of his monster, and breaks his promise to his creature about making a mate for him. Victor abandons his creature. After successfully creating life, he is disgusted and appalled at what he has done.
“Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room and continued a long time traversing my bedchamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep.” (Shelley 42)
Victor is full of remorse but should confront his creature so he can teach and guide the monster. Victor withholds the existence of his monster. He finds a letter from his father saying that his brother William has died. Angered over his brother’s death, he leaves for Geneva. As he arrives, the gates are closed so he decides to go for a walk and spots the monster.
“I thought of pursuing the devil, but it would have been in vain, for another flash discovered him to me hanging among the rocks of the perpendicular ascent of Mont Saleve, a hill that bounds Plainpalais on the south.” (Shelley 60)
Victor’s negligence gets the better of him and that makes him a capricious man. Victor breaks his promise to his creature about making a mate for him. He is vacillating on how creating the monster’s partner might eventually lead the species of man to annihilation. Victor believes that if the pair were to have kids then instead of just two monsters wreaking havok there…