Good Morning everyone, hows lunch? Personally, I was eating brunch at this new place in the town i live in (that won’t be named…), and I noticed something; there was this guy in line, and he was being SUPER rude. Like, he was yelling at the staff because they weren’t selling fries at 11 in the morning. The worst part is, when the staff was arguing with him and asking him to leave, he was acting like he was the victim. I then realized, that man is just like Victor Frankenstein, at least in the last 8 chapters he is. Please, continue to read the last part on our 3-part look on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
So, let’s get started proving to you why i’m right, like always. these last chapters were gruesome. He agreed to make the creature a wife, in exchange for his families lives, and he and his “wife” will move to South America, and live on our own. Now, that seems like a good deal, right? I mean, literally everybody is happy because of it.but our fella Victor’s being all like, “I do refuse it [the deal]” and “and no torture shall ever extort a consent from me. You may render me the most miserable of men, but you shall never make me base in my own eyes. Shall I create another like yourself, whose joint wickedness might desolate the world! Begone! I have answered you; you may torture me, but I will never consent” (Shelley 156). Or, in other words, “No matter what, I’m not going to allow the creature happiness.” Instead, he was too busy trying to act all vengeful because the creature killed his brother. however, the creature killed his brother due to Victor, so it really is all his fault anyways. So eventually, he agrees to do the task. So after he builds her, but just before he actually gives her life, he rips apart; limb by limb. The worst part about all of that is that he does it right in front of the creature. Now, I don’t know about you, but if I would consider myself in the creatures shoes, I would be pissed off. So, obviously, the creature does, in fact, get pissed off, and states that essentially, he is going to kill all of his family except for him, so that Victor can truly feel alone, like the monster. So after his friend Henry is killed, Victor remembers that he said he was gonna kill his family, so he he locks up Elizabeth in a room, grabs every weapon at his disposal (leaving Elizabeth defenceless), and leaves to wait for the monster in the courtyard.
Guess what happens.
So to recap; Victor, in his all-mightiness, gets his best friend killed, his wife strangled, his father dying due to stress, and for what? So he doesn’t have to make the creature happy. The worst part about it is that he then feels bad about it. How do you blame someone whose mad at you because you are denying them happiness. Pretty selfish if you ask me. That’s not the worst part, you see folks, when we get back to Victor telling Robert his story, he talking about how he has been chasing the creature all over. Like, this guys entire family is dead, and the only thing he’s apparently have time for, is chasing a big ol’ monster.
Personally, I feel as though this was a good book, I would recommend it to a friend, similar as to how I hope you all would recommend this blog to a friend. So anyways, this concludes my 3-part look on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, I hope you agreed with me, if you didn’t; let me know in the comments as to why. Oh, and before I’m done, I hope you all have a good meal. You’ll read me next time.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Malvina G. Vogel. Frankenstein Baronet Books,2008.