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Creators Faults in the Creation

The Creator’s Faults in the Creation
Often the actions of children are reflective of the attitudes of those who raise them. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly, Dr. Victor Frankenstein is the sole being that can take responsibility for the actions of the creature that he creates.He is the only person that takes part in the creation of the creature. Even though the crimes are committed by the creature, their cause can be traced back to the creator.
Many of Frankenstein’s faults are evident in the appearance of his creation. It is described as having "yellow skin… watery eyes… dun-white sockets… shrivelled complexion and straight black lips (Shelly 35). Frankenstein, having chosen the parts for his creature, is the only person to blame for its appearance. Clearly it is Frankenstein’s lack of foresight in the creation process that causes Frankenstein to say,;breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (Shelly 35), because he had "selected his features as beautiful" (Shelly 35).Even though Frankenstein had a originally thought the individual parts where beautiful, when combined, they became hideous.He overlooks the seemingly obvious fact that ugliness is the natural result when something is made from parts of different corpses. Another physical aspect of the monster which shows a fault in Frankenstein is its immense size. The reason that Frankenstein gives for creating so large a creature is his own haste. He states, “As the minuteness of the parts formed a great hindrance to my speed, I resolved, contrary to myfirst intention, to make a being gigantic in stature…” (Shelly 32).Frankenstein is not only under pressure to complete his project in a timely manner, but he is also obsessed with the fact that he will be the only person ever to have created a living thing.Frankenstein states, “A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe thei…


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