Frankenstein

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 FRANKENSTEIN In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley gives a new meaning to revenge. It is illustrated in such an intense way. Viewed back and forth from Frankenstein’s and the creature’s perspective. Showing them fully consumed in their revenge, by being driven by it, getting their loved ones killed, and ultimately destroying them. Frankenstein’s and the creature’s revenge leads to their destruction. Frankenstein’s and the creature’s revenge drives them throughout the story. Frankenstein does not commit suicide. He has all this pain and would kill himself but he has to get his revenge on the creature: “You may give up your purpose, but mine is assigned to me by heaven, and I dare not. I am weak; but surely the spirits who assist my vengeance will endow me with sufficient strength.” (219). At the same time the creature is also driven by vengeance. He will not kill himself until he gets his revenge: “Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feeling were those of range and revenge.” (138). Frankenstein’s and the creature’s revenge gets their loved ones killed. Frankenstein loses many friends and family such as his brother William, and his new wife Elizabeth. The creature kills all of them or had some relation with the death: “I grasped his throat to silence him, and in a moment he lay dead at my feet” (144). What happened in that quote was he ran into William in the woods, but didn’t know who he was, but then William tells him that his father is M. Frankenstein, and that’s where the creature gets mad: “she was there, lifeless and inanimate, thrown across the bed, her head hanging down, and her pale and distorted features half covered by her hair” (199). The creature loses his only...