Victor Frankenstein and the Monster




While Victor Frankenstein was creating the monster, he gave the creature a functioning mind, which had the capabilities of thinking and storing thoughts. By analyzing Victor’s compulsive thoughts and actions, we have a better understanding of his personality. Victor’s life is primarily ruled by science and other people’s opinions.

Once the monster was created, it was a way out for Victor’s compulsive wishes and actions.  Victor was scared that he created something so horrific, a duplicate of himself.

Victor ultimately caused the ruin of his closest friends and family, and eventually his own life. Most of the events that occurred were all repercussions of his irresponsible behavior.  First of all, Victor decides to create a monster, not taking any responsibility for it.  He then isolated himself from the world, causing his creation to roam around and leaving him unattended and neglected.  You show the monster no love and didn’t even have the nerve to teach him a thing of two and you just left him.  Apparently, you don’t understand the meaning of responsibility. The least you could have done is provide for him, and then allow his mind to adjust for world exploration, as any parent would do for a child.

The monster will obviously want to get revenge.  Although he killed Victor’s loved ones it was his own fault. Due to a lack of companionship, love and physical contact with humans, the monster had no respect.  Thus, the killings could have been avoided, and instead he could have been of great help to people everywhere.

Victor could have been known for much more rather than a heartless person if he was smart and expanded his knowledge for the good of the people. For example; if he actually resurrected people from the dead, no one would ever have to experience the pain of losing a loved one.  Additionally, Victor could have further implemented more species and be well-known.  His selfishness succeeded all other great values he possessed.



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5 thoughts on “Victor Frankenstein and the Monster

  1. Dearest Amika,

    Thank you for writing such a well-written and thoughtful piece!

    First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your writing style. You have a solid voice throughout this post, and your clarity was also excellent all the way through as well. This is something that is sometimes difficult to maintain, as writers often lose their voice and clarity here and there. Bravo!

    Another aspect of this piece that I thoroughly enjoyed reading was your flow, as well. You clearly brought all your points together in a synthesized way, which was truly refreshing to read. I loved how you related the monster as a “…duplicate of himself [Frankenstein].” That was a really interesting take on their relationship, and is something that I never thought about before. Thank you for that! However, I would also offer to you that perhaps,just as Victor was corrupted by his zeal for knowledge, the monster was corrupted by society’s zeal for perfect beings. As such, perhaps both were not born “monsters”, but born as indifferent beings? Just my interpretation that I thought of while reading your piece. 🙂

    One thing that I would have loved to see is… more!! You had such amazing ideas that I wish were expanded upon. Perhaps for future, adding a little bit more would make your piece even stronger!

    Keep up the amazing work Amika – I can’t wait to read more of your writing!!


    Carmen 🙂

  2. Dear Amika,

    Thank you for this perspective on Victor’s character! There is a line that resonated deeply with me in this post, “The least you could have done is provide for him, and then allow his mind to adjust for world exploration, as any parent would do for a child.”
    Frankenstein’s character was a creator yes, but where he differs from other creators of life is that he was not a parent. Being that a parent’s job is to care for and nurture their child, that is where I believe selfishness is integrated. I too believe that Frankenstein’s character was driven by selfishness, and so I agree with the point you make about how some of Victor’s heartbreaks could have been avoided if he had just taken responsibility for his actions. Like you mentioned, it was the “least” he could have done for his own child of sorts. Personally, I think Frankenstein’s chosen selfishness – and further misfortunes – were driven by his own ignorance, and I would like to thank you for offering such a similar viewpoint on the subject.

    Please continue to grace us with your knowledge and wisdom. It has been an honour to work with you in AP thus far.

    With love,

  3. Dear Carmen,

    Thank you for reading my blog post! I liked that you enjoyed my writing. I will make sure to expand on my ideas, thanks for telling me.

    Thanks again for reading my blog post.

    Much Appreciated,

  4. Dear Yasmeen,

    Thank you for reading my blog post. I am happy that I gave you a new perspective on Victor’s character. It was interesting to see that you have found the same similarities that I have.

    I also enjoy having you in my AP class!

    Much Appreciated,

  5. Dear Ms. America,

    Sorry for my late reply, but your post was so good that I had to comment.

    As I was reading your piece, I couldn’t help but feel your fiery spirit coming through your writing. Not to forget the way you had articulated your ideas, it created this layering affect which was just a cherry on top.

    I believe me and Carmen have the same point of view, for I believe that it was Victor’s thirst for forbidden knowledge that filled the world with evil fantasies, but that is just my point of view, and it is nice to have a different perspective.

    If there is anything to improve on it is to maybe expand on your ideas to further, this will not only lengthen your piece, but prove how well you know Frankenstein.

    Waiting to read more,

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