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The Creature in Frankenstein

            Throughout literary history there have been many noteworthy characters that could be considered a monster or creature that disregards life and nature. Many of these monsters are horrible to no extent and have a passion for what they do, whether going on a killing spree or menacing those around them. One might think of a true monster as a being that is beyond evil, has a pure disregard for human life and doesn't care about their actions towards others. The creature in Frankenstein was created out of pure selfishness though in his creating a life he also may have brought a little more humanity into the world.
             Victor Frankenstein became consumed by his search for prominence; his mission was to have his name passed through generations as a man who had created life. His thought was that if he created a life he would also be giving a great life to himself. If he were to be successful in learning how life worked, he would then be able to apply his studies to himself and live for eternity. A characteristic that could easily have fit Victor was Machiavellian; his behavior suggested he wanted an amount of power that would be too much to handle. His motives through his endeavor were selfish, and as he created the monster, he thought of nothing about what he would do with the monster after it was created and he held no responsibility for what would come after.
             In his creation, Victor made it very difficult for the creature to be seen as a human being. His physical characteristics very harsh to those around him and even would scare a child. "His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shriveled complexion and straight black lips," [CITATION Mar03 p 51 l 1033 ].

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