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The Science fictional story titled Frankenstein includes a self centered mad scientist named Victor Frankenstein. Victor becomes absolutely obsessed with his power to be god and create life. He goes as far as actually creating life. Some would say what he created is alive and looks somewhat human-like but what he created was a monster. This power correlates to God but the difference is that god is known to be perfect when creating while Victor is not.  Lastly, the role of Victor’s Pride forms an interesting topic and discussion of Victor Frankenstein’s character.Victor decided to make a creation out of body parts that he stole from people’s graves. But he didn’t realize that the body parts he was using were from semi-rotting people which explains why his creation looked like a monster. “Nor could I consider the magnitude and complexity of my plan as any argument of its impracticability. It was with these feelings that I began the creation of a human being.” (Shelly 54) Victor created a creature unpleasing to the eye which caused society to react so horribly. When Victor was much younger, his interests mainly were science and chemistry. But of all of them was an idea of life and death balances. Victor went on to college and  became more obsessed with the idea of creating life. Instead of starting out small, Victor took a huge leap and tried to create a human. “After days and nights of incredible labour and fatigue, I succeeded in discovering the cause of generation and life; nay, more, I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.” (Shelly 30) Victor sets up his career focused on creating life through science. He did not have any magical or supernatural powers so he needed his knowledge of science to guide him. Victor’s obsession and determination became so ignorant and selfish that he lost all morals and became god. “A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me.” (Shelly 55) In Victor’s mind, creating life is prestigious.  It would be a huge discovery. Some people would love it, others would be afraid. But Victor ignored the majority of others who opposed his studies and only thought about himself.  In the setting of the story, creating life would be beyond incredible but not in a good way. Victor’s pride and selfishness forced him to believe everything he did was great. Victor’s confidence blinded him of the end result where he would have to face the consequences for his actions. He went forth with his attempt for discovery and he was successful. He created life and was excited at first but then the longer he watched his creating cause more harm than good he becomes guilty and sees his wrongdoings. Victor felt guilty for his actions and attempted to fix his terrible mistake.”I felt as if I had committed some great crime, the consciousness of which haunted me. I was guiltless, but I had indeed drawn down a horrible curse upon my head, as mortal is that of crime.” (Shelly 167) After little reflection, unfortunately Victor’s mind did not change a whole lot. His pride and determination spike after his creation requests a companion. To Vitor this was a bonus. The problems he and many others had with the monster would decrease if the monster was happier. The only thing stopping Victor from creating another creature is that he didn’t want to create another disgusting looking human race. “…one of the first results of those sympathies for which the daemon thirsted would be children, and a race of devils would be propagated upon the earth.” (Shelly 170) Victor never mentions that his creation was the primary cause of William’s death. Since Victor created the monster, Victor should be the one to blame. Victor’s selfishness to avoid blame only makes society dislike the creature more causing the creature to be more upset and do more destruction. Both the selfishness and pride of Victor Frankenstein cause problem after problem throughout the story.  Victor is ignorant when creating the monster because he doesnt think twice before action. A tragic murder occurs that greatly affects life negatively. Afterall, Victor Frankenstein’s attempts at playing the role of god is flawed by excessive hubris. Therefore, Victor plays God.

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