How Has Victor Changed By The End Of Frankenstein?

Victor’s thirst for vengeance destroys all of his humanity by the end of the narrative. The monster murdered everyone the scientist cared about, exacerbating his hatred even more.

At the conclusion of Frankenstein, Victor becomes enraged with the monster because he destroys the scientist’s life. His enthusiasm wanes as the tale continues. He is no longer motivated by reaching for initial objectives. “Revenge,” Victor declaims, “remains—revenge, henceforth dearer than light of food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery.”

Victor only wants to kill the monster at the end, and he asks Walton to fulfill his last request even after his own death. The main character was obsessed with bringing life back to the dead. However, he inevitably becomes enraged against his creation. The loss of his loved ones was a major cause for Victor’s strong emotional response. Some of his rage might be directed towards himself. He was, after all, the main instigator behind everything that happened. The scientist loses whatever made him humane and becomes a mere empty shell who only seeks to destroy the beast.

Victor Frankenstein dies at the end of Frankenstein, wishing he could destroy his monster. The Monster pays a visit to Victor’s body. He tells Walton that he is sorry for the murders he has committed and that he plans to commit suicide. Frankenstein’s death suggests that he has not learnt much from his own experience. He throws himself into danger by attempting to continue his hunt for the Monster: “You may abandon your goal, but mine has been decreed by Heaven; I dare not renounce it.”

Born with a voracious appetite for knowledge and an insatiable thirst for science, Victor Frankenstein is driven by ambition at the start of his story and at its conclusion. With his last words, he even takes back his prior warning about the dangers of too much ambition: “Still, why do I say this? I myself have been blasted because to these aspirations; nevertheless, another may succeed.” Rather than learning from his errors, Victor Frankenstein makes one mistake after another that leads to his death.

By contrast, the Monster shows that he has acquired a great deal throughout the story. He has outgrown his old emotions of rage, jealousy, and vengeance. Regrets what he has done are gone. Although Frankenstein dies feeling guilty that the Monster is still alive, the Monster is at peace with death: so much so that he intends to take his own life. The choice to kill oneself by the Monster also emphasizes the importance of friendship. He recognizes that because Frankenstein is dead, he is alone in this world; and without someone to talk to there’s no use in continuing to live.

The fact that the Monster develops and changes while Frankenstein persists in his destructive conduct to the end has been interpreted by some readers as implying that Frankenstein is the novel’s villain and bears ultimate responsibility for everything that has transpired. Other readers, however, have emphasized that Walton does not see the Monster commit suicide at the end of the story. We know the Monster is clever and convincing; it’s conceivable he makes a proclamation about death so Walton won’t pursue him.

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