Victor Frankenstein

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Mind Map on Victor Frankenstein, created by vmljohnston on 08/06/2013.

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Victor Frankenstein
1 "Mingled with this horror, I felt the bitterness of disappointment."
2 "My enemy"
2.1 Holds grudges
2.1.1 His running away proves this.
3 "I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body."
4 "I had deprived myself of rest and health."
5 "I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation."
6 "But now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and...horror and disgust filled my heart."
7 "The demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life."
8 The son of Alphonse and Caroline
8.1 Brother of Ernest and William
8.1.1 Adoptive brother and later husband to Elizabeth
8.1.2 Childhood friend of Henry Clerval
9 Creates a gaint being but abandons him.
9.1 Like the creature he creates, Victor is an isolated individual.
9.1.1 Victor's isolation is self imposed
10 He dies onboard Captain Walton's ship after chasing the creature to obtain revenge.
11 Is often suggested to be a modern Prometheus
12 Can be argued that through Victor, Shelley....
12.1 Criticises the egocentric and antisocial tendencies of Romanticism.
13 Victor's ambition: 'A new species would bless me as its creator and source' (p.55)
14 On his work: 'I pursued nature to her hiding-places. Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil...?' (p. 55)
15 Last words to Walton: 'Seek happiness in tranquility, and avoid ambition...why do I say this? I have myself been blasted in these hopes, yet another may succeed' (p.220)
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