In the story, Frankenstein, Victor (who is the main character) experiences many tragedies resulting from the creation of his “Monster”. One of which – the leading cause, eventually pushing him to hunt down his creation – is the guilt for which he feels for indirectly being the cause of the deaths of his family members, his only close friend (Henry), and the family housekeeper, Justine Moritz. Mary Shelly is noted for having incorporating her own experiences within the novel. In class, we’ve already discussed how Mary incorporated little bits of information in the story that related to her own experiences. Even though found many similarities between Victor and Mary’s experiences, we failed to discuss the guilt that, in my belief, both Mary and Victor had in common.
Like Victor, many of Mary’s close relatives, friends , and associates past away. From the deaths of her three children, the death of her biologic...