What do you think of Victor as a scientist? What do you think of Victor as a scientist?
As a scientist, Victor lacks forethought and compassion. When creating his new superhuman, he never thinks about his creation's life, or what it will think and feel about being different from everyone else. He never considers who will care for the creature, or how; when it does come to life, he runs from it, utterly abandoning it to fend for itself in a cold and cruel world. It's as though Victor only considers the experiment (whether or not he can successfully create life), and he never thinks beyond that moment of success or failure. He doesn't consider what comes next. Shelley calls him "the Modern Prometheus," which seems a bit ironic considering that Prometheus means forethought. However, she also describes him as modern . By this, it seems possible that she is blaming...
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