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The heart of Mary Shelleys Frankenstein is its protagonists struggle to deal with the responsibility for the tragic consequences of his actions These actions were performed because of the rejection of Victor The creature is the sky and the sun represents his kindness but at times there are revenge clouds that overrun his kindness Although revenge plays a dominant role in Frankenstein kindness is equally prominent throughout the novel As the creature is brought to life he is like any newborn baby a virgin without evil thoughts and an unbiased soul As the creature is starting out Victor leaves him because he is unsatisfied with the end product Even though the creature is left in the dangerous world alone he still makes light of the situation The creature acknowledges I was benevolent my soul glowed with love and humanity but 66 At this point the creature explains to Frankenstein that he did have happiness The creature not only explains that he is kind but shows his benevolence Once he realized he caused pain to the cottagers by taking their food he brought kindle to ease their sorrow The creature thinks This trait of kindness moved me I had been accustomed during the night to steal a part of their store for my own consumptions but when I found that in doing this I inflicted pain on the cottagersI brought home firing sufficient for consumption of several days 74 The creature notes that he feels bad for taking the food and does the best to replenish what was lost As he moves on from the cottagers he spots a girl in a river drowning As he saves her the father shoots him although he had just risked his own life to save a stranger By this time he is livid and yells This was then the reward of my benevolence I had saved a human being from
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