- How old am I:
- l am not sixty yet
Is a relationship a right? Caroline Breashears reflects on creature's demand for Frankenstein to make him a mate. This you alone can do; and I demand it of you as a right which you must not refuse. Is it ethical to create a being for that purpose? If so, what are the rights of the mate? These questions are central to Frankensteinwhere Mary Shelley explores the responsibilities of creators and their creations.
Victor sets about his work, creating a second female monster. After following Victor and Henry through mainland Europe and England, the monster comes near Victor's workshop in Scotland to see his mate. In a fit of anger and guilt, Victor destroys the half-finished creation in front of the monster and tells the monster he will not continue.
Seeing a female companion
The threat the monster makes is an ominous one:"I shall be with you on your wedding-night. Victor now contemplates who will be the creature's next victim. He receives a letter from Henry Clerval urging him to come back to London to begin planning a journey to India.
Victor rushes to leave his island within two days, once he dismantles the laboratory and hides the remains. He sets out in a boat around or a.
Once the task is complete, he lays down in the boat to rest when the rising sun and wind awaken him. A storm pushes the sailboat out to sea, and Victor finds himself in a dire situation. He fabricates a sail from his own clothes to steer him toward a town near shore.
Surprised to find the local folk hostile towards him, he asks, "Surely it is not the custom of Englishmen to receive strangers so inhospitably. Kirwin, to await sentencing.
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Victor goes along peacefully. Victor has begun the process of creating a new female creature, when he realizes that he had been in a similar position three years ly:"I was engaged in the same manner and had created a fiend whose unparalleled barbarity had desolated my heart and filled it with the bitterest remorse.
He is distraught at the idea that the new creation may be worse than his first creation. The new creature may not agree to the promises made between Victor and the monster, and he ponders that "she might become ten thousand times more malignant than her mate and delight, for its own sake, in murder and wretchedness.
Perhaps his evil work could endanger the entire human race. Mary Shelley does not tell the reader how Victor got the pieces to create a new creature.
Seeing a female companion
Victor, giving up the work, says"[I] made a solemn vow in my heart never to my labours. The two argue, and the monster issues a threat of "I shall be with you on your wedding-night. Chapter Next Chapter Removing book from your Reading List will also remove any bookmarked s associated with this title.
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