The creator of the monster is Victor Frankenstein, in the final chapters of Frankenstein the novel shows the real puppet master of the novel. You would think that the creator of the monster would be the master in control and the monster would obey it’s master, but in this case roles are switched.
Frankenstein’s monster switches the master and the puppet. Victor Frankenstein is controlled by the monster. In my opinion, the power of control is in the hands of the monster. Shelley directly states not short after the previous quote “Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension. Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master; obey!”(Shelley, 181). This quote is spoken from the monsters point of view as he is speaking toward Victor Frankenstein. This further explains my point that the tables have been turned on Victor as the monster has the ability to rip Victor’s life apart. The monster refers to Frankenstein as “slave”, the use of the word “slave” shows power over the person or thing it is use toward. Also, the monster directly states in the previous quote that he is Victor’s master and that he is the master of control.
The concluding chapters of the book shows that Frankenstein’s monster had complete control of Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein’s monster carves messages in trees and rocks to remind Victor of his power that he has over his creator. Victor not only created the monster but now the monster has overcome his low status in the book to the master of his creator. Frankenstein doesn’t know how to control his creation as the monster has become a murderer and doesn’t know his place. Many murders have happened throughout the book all relating in a way to Frankenstein.
In conclusion to this blog, Frankenstein’s monster is the puppet master for the stated reasons. Victor frankenstein has lost all control of his creation and therefor has lost master control. Frankenstein’s monster gained control as he seeks revenge for the abandonment and broken promises resulted from Victor Frankenstein. Thank you for reading my blog about the master of control in the novel, Frankenstein as well as my other blogs on the topic of Frankenstein. I enjoyed reading the story of Frankenstein and i’m glad this book was apart of my class unit assessment. Goodbye for now.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Douglas Clegg. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. Penguin, 2013.
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