The responsibilities of victor in the actions of the monster in frankenstein a book by mary shelley

Even Robert Walton, the explorer who encounters Victor on the ice and to whom Victor narrates his entire story, judges him to be noble, gentle, and wise.

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By finding a collection of books, he learns the rudiments of human society and history. Is this to prognosticate peace, or to mock at my unhappiness? Victor recovers from this first episode, but his recovery is short-lived. Let me see that I excite the sympathy of some existing thing; do not deny me my request!

Victor has made something new, but it was never a part of him, and from the moment he lays eyes on it he seeks to disassociate himself from it. He admits that he was puzzled at first when Mr. Victor Frankenstein himself. Mary does not tell us what Victor should have done differently—that is the reflective work that we readers must do as we consider our own responsibility to and for our modern-day creations.

Education Once the creature comes to life, he is like an infant.

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The Monster in Frankenstein