Destiny and Fate 2
“Thus ended a day memorable to me; it decided my future destiny.” (pg. 35)
Again, here Shelley makes use of fate and destiny. Victor says in telling his story to Walton that several things lead to his demise, all of them part of his destiny. At this point, Frankenstein has met two new people-- his drastically differing professors. They have both given him advice on his schooling, something he credits with the events of his horrible life being set in motion. Instead of taking responsibility for deciding his own fate, Victor often shoves the responsibility of his actions onto other people, saying “they” decided his fate.