Compare and contrast Victor and the monster in Frankenstein.

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The main point of comparison to note between Frankenstein and his monster is that they both want to dominate and control their surroundings. Like the mad scientist he is, Victor created the monster because he wanted to exert more power over the world, to create a race of creatures who would populate the earth and bow down before him like a god.

For his part, the monster also wants control: he wants to break free from the shackles of his being and become more like a human. Over time, he comes to resent being Victor's creature and wants to lead his own life, complete with his very own bride. And this resentment, combined with an insatiable desire for power and control, will manifest itself in a brutal act of violence as the monster strangles Frankenstein's new wife, Elizabeth, to death on their wedding day.

One major difference between creature and creator is that the monster shows a much greater capacity to develop as a human. Admittedly, he starts from a much lower base than Victor, but this...

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