In Frankenstein, why does Victor reject his "child?"  

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In chapter four, of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor tells readers of the painstaking process of collecting the pieces needed to make his "son." His utter excitement can not be seen in any other place than the following excerpt:

A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me. No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely as I should deserve theirs.

Here, Victor's desire to create life stems upon the blessing his "child" would bestow upon him...

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Frankenstein is appauled by his "child".  He believed that by creating a being made of the most beautiful parts, the product would be beautiful, but when the monster wakes up, Victor sees what he has created and knows that what he has done is wrong.  The creation of an unnatural being, by unnatural means disgusts Victor and that causes him to flee.

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