Here is one of my English 11 student’s blog on Frankenstein!

Caitlyn’s Blog

Throughout the entirety of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor’s role and responsibilities stood out to me, as I was constantly questioning if he should be blamed for his creation’s actions. Ultimately, I believe that Victor should be held accountable for the creature’s crimes because he failed as a creator. He neglected his creation, and left him to navigate the world on his own, knowing that he would face discrimination for his appearance. The creature experienced such an abundance of rejection and heartbreak, specifically in the case of the DeLacy family, that he acted on impulse just a a child who hasn’t been taught right from wrong would. Had Victor been considerate enough to raise his creation properly, many of the tragedies of the story could have been avoided. Although Victor himself did not commit any murders, he did nothing to prevent them either once he knew what the creature was…

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6 thoughts on “Frankenstein

  1. I love that book!! It is actually quite dark and melancholic.
    Victor should have realized that he was creating a monster within himself. Of course, he was to blame for all the murders and the discrimination and he failed to seek redemption.
    He fell in love with his own legend and ended up full of hatred and darkness.
    Thanks for sharing

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  2. This story and also Hunchback of Notre Dame affected me somewhat in the same ways, but in the case of the Hunchback of Notre Dame was sad because whatever things he might have done supposedly against society, were done because of the way society treated him. I have just started reading a book, Genie: A Scientific Tragedy, by Russ Rymer, that addresses similar issues related to a child who was abused from the beginning of her life – and although she did not do anything outwardly against others, tells a similarly poignant story of a child and the tragedy of her life because of the way she was treated. This one is based in a true story in California in the 1970’s. It is very hard to read because of what we see with the development of human beings from things that happen to them from outside their own beings. I imagine that there are a lot of other stories like this as well. Thank you kindly

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