Throughout the novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the consequences of tampering with fate and precarious information are present. Victor Frankenstein intervenes with fate and passes the boundary of human limits on the creation of life. He suffers with his decision to put life into his inanimate creation, and constantly feels grief for its actions. Victor's strive for the knowledge of creating life leads to a travesty as the ones closest to him suffer the consequences for his action.
In the beginning of the novel, Victor is a man that is fascinated with science and all of its elements, " natural philosophy, and particularly chemistry, in the most comprehensive sense of the term, became nearly my sole occupation" (Pg. 43). After involving himself deeply in science, Victor began to inquire about the creation of life and the anatomy of the human body. After months of scouring graveyards and piecing together an inanimate body, he creates life, but soon realizes it is a costly mistake to gain the knowledge of the secret of life.
Victor Frankenstein's creation, commonly referred to as "the monster" is the painful outcome for Victor's actions. Victor finds the monster so grotesque at first sight he chooses to abandon it. Throughout the novel the monster both directly and indirectly takes the lives of the people closest to Victor, "There was none among the myriads of men that existed who would pity or assist me; and should I feel kindness towards my enemies? No: from that moment I declared everlasting war against the species, and, more than all, against him who had formed me and sent me forth to this insupportable misery." (Pg. 143). The monster first strangles William, after William mentions he is of the Frankenstein family. Justine Moritz, a girl adopted by the Frankenstein family, is accused of the murder and is executed. The monster finally kills Elizabeth, Victor's wife, on their wedding night.