Victor becomes addicted on creating a life

Victor Frankenstein’s ambition of discovering the secret of life becomes his unhealthy obsession.  He attempts to access the secret of existence and the power of science. Victor’s attention to the difference between the living and the dead becomes his fixation. “The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine.” (Shelley 27) This quote reveals part of Victor’s strange characteristic towards his obsession with science. He worships science as much as how people would praise their God and his moral. Thus, his work takes its payment on, by affecting his health and lifestyle. This is shown in chapter five when Victor states, “I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body. For this I had deprived myself of rest and health.” (Shelly 50) This shows Victor’s strong desire of pursuing his dream to be a creator, due to the fact that he would devote his time to give life to a dead creature than be with his family. The lack of sleep and lack of communication with his family seems to also be the cause of his odd actions. This is because turns his back from his family and the outcome of his action is that he does not feel love, and support anymore. He becomes addicted on creating a life out of death which leads him to lose his health, due to his lack of nutrition and his connection with his family. “My departure was therefore fixed at an early date, but before the day resolved upon could arrive, the first misfortune of my life occurred.” (Shelley 35) Victor comes back after her mother died without his presence. Due to his obsession with natural philosophy, he had lost one of his loved once. He prioritizes his creature first than his family, in other words, Victor abandoned his family for the sake of the monster. This makes him fallible because he realizes that he cannot turn to anyone for help or support, neither from his family. He starts to feel as if he does not exist in the world anymore. Overall, Victor’s obsession and curiosity of the nature of life destroy him physically, mentally, and emotionally.