A Desire for Conformity
“It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child to be.” –Homer.   Victor was not blameless in Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, Frankenstein. His creation, the monster was the result of his endless desire for scientific knowledge.   Victor rejected his creation, and as a result the monster murdered the people closest to Victor as an act of revenge, so Victor could feel the loneliness the monster had always felt.   Victor did not expect know what to expect when he created the monster, but did not expect evil.   The blame should is then divided among both for the different choices they made.   So as the novel continued Victor and his creation became more and more similar.   The similarities are developed through their relationship with nature, desire for family, and in their desire for revenge.
Nature was an escape for both the monster and Victor throughout the novel. “When happy, inanimate nature had the power of bestowing on me the most delightful sensations. A serene sky and verdant fields filled me with ecstasy. The present season was indeed divine; the flowers of spring bloomed in the hedges, while those of summer were already in bud. I was undisturbed by thoughts which during the preceding year had pressed upon me, notwithstanding my endeavors to throw them off, with an invincible burden.”   Victor is explaining how much he not only enjoys nature but how it freed him.   It allowed his horrible thoughts of his creation to almost vanish, and since this was right after he had created the monster it also in a sense healed him. Nature was Victor’s “savior” from the negativity and illness of what he had done, an escape.   “The abrupt sides of vast mountains were before me; the icy wall of the glacier overhung me; a few shattered pines were scattered around; and the solemn silence of this glorious presence-chamber of imperial nature was broken only by the brawling waves or the fall of some vast fragment, the thunder sound of the avalanche...