Saturday, August 23, 2008

Victor's Obsession 2

Victor’s Obsession 2

“I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit.” (pg. 40)

Victor’s obsession has only grown now that he has discovered the “secret of life” and is able to re-animate a body. Frankenstein often bemoans the fact that he created such a monster, but in the part of the story leading up the monster’s creation, Victor has retreated so far within himself and let his obsession take over so much that it wouldn’t be a stretch to call him a monster. Again, Shelley clearly shows her opinion of singular obsession to be a negative thing.

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