How to Take Responsibility for Your Newborn Monster
Throughout Mary Shelley's Frankenstein we can see the very importance of taking care of one's newborn monster. Only through a magnificent atrocity, such as Victor Frankenstein's own murdering and rampaging monster, can Victor himself realize that he owes a huge amount of responsibility towards society. In the beginning of this novel Victor starts off with huge illusions of grandeur, which include his
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for the first time, the wickedness of my promise burst upon me; I shuddered to think that future ages might curse me as their pest, whose selfishness had not hesitated to buy its own peace at the price, perhaps, of the existence of the whole human race." (150-151)
Here we see that he has passed his test. Victor finally realizes his true responsibility towards society, and what he must do to uphold it.