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One Response to “Contradictions abound in Frankenstein”

  1. youngpark wrote::

    To answer my own question, I think Frankenstein is compulsively ambitious/obsessive. I believe Shelley uses this character flaw to basically denounce it. After Frankenstein gives his riveting speech to the crew, Shelley has Walton capitulate to the crew and make the decision to turn back, ensuring their safety (although at the expense of a wounded ego). This may be one of the lessons of the book: curb your overzealous ambition; your pride might take a hit but at least you won’t be consumed and, ultimately, destroyed by it.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm #    Reply