Foreshadowing is great literary device that catches, hooks, and captures the reader’s attention. In a novel using foreshadowing leaves the reader captivated about what series of events will occur next. Also, it allows the reader to formulate a conclusion about what will happen with the characters at the end of the novel. In Mary Shelley’s, Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein was determined, curious, and extremely innovative. In the novel, Victor was very determined to put forth his scientific skills in order to make a creation.
Victor is a mad scientist that dedicates the majority of his day on pure science and different projects. When you are very passionate about something you tend to make that your main concentration. Being determined means that you do not give up very easily and you preserve through whatever you are struggling with. Also, you continue to strive to achieve that goal or dream, set the bar high, and push the envelope. Sometimes things don’t always happen exactly the way you planned and it is the opposite of what you expected.
After the monster came to life, Victor wasn’t exactly thrilled about its appearance. According to “Frankenstein” Victor was not pleasantly surprise with the outcome of the monster.” I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then; but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived.” (Shelly 45). After realizes what he had created wasn’t what he hoped for, Victor decides to abandon the monster because of its monstrous appearance.
Another characteristic Victor displays in the novel is curiosity. Curiosity causes Victor to devote his life to science. He works sleepless nights on different project hoping something great will come out of it. Curiosity can really drive a person insane because it leaves you wanting to know more and more. Sometimes curiosity can be detrimental because you may learn somethi…