Destiny and Fate
“It was a strong effort of the spirit of good, but it was ineffectual. Destiny was too potent, and her immutable laws had decreed my utter and terrible destruction.” (pg. 27)
Fate is an important theme in Frankenstein. Many times, Victor mentions that no matter what he had done, fate or destiny had already decided his outcome. The perpetual discussion of fate vs. free will would come under fire in this novel-- was Victor doomed from the beginning to a life of misery or was he simply using the role of fate as a scapegoat for his own mistakes?