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How does the concept of revenge play a part in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"? 

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When Victor's creature is brought to life, Victor is horrified by what he has done and abandons it immediately.  The creature reaches out to Victor as its creator and "father", but it is rejected.  The creature becomes first hurt and then angry at his treatment.  As others also reject and treat him badly because of his hideous looks, the creature begins to formulate a plan of revenge against his creator, the mastermind behind his torment.  After spying on a cottage...

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