Essay - Frankenstein Mary Shelley's Frankenstein May Have Caused a Horrific Reaction...

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein may have caused a horrific reaction from the reading public during her era, but if ***** same story were published for today's society it would probably engender a more philosophical response from its readers.

Throughout the decades since Shelley's ***** was initially presented, a number of critics ***** written critiques ***** ***** *****, m*****ny of them alluding to the creator-Fat***** role, or the st*****y of Adam ***** the Bible, or ***** tale of ********** son Cain, also from the Bible. Others have noted the allusions to King Arthur in ***** st*****y, ***** sired an illegitimate son who then pursues the King in a life-long effort ***** ga***** what he c*****not ever have due to the circumstances of his birth.

One critic states; "scattered throughout Frankenstein are several subtle echoes of the demi-god Hercules - the illegitimate and neglected ***** ***** Zeus ***** who lives a short and unhappy life while struggling in va***** ***** find a niche for himself in a world filled with humans who admire ***** strength and courage, but fear his unpredictable temper" (Thompson, 2006, p. 81).

Dr. Frankenste*****'s creature finds himself in much the same *****, pursuing a cr*****sh course with ***** doctor, haunted by the fact that ***** creator is so abhorred ***** he wishes he had never created him. The creature, throughout ***** entire story seeks to justify his existence through acts of violence directed towards those individuals the doctor loves most. It's ironic that the creature seems to be espousing ***** principle, 'if you won't love me, you ***** get to love anyone else.'

***** doc*****r discovers "For the first ti*****, also, I felt what the duties of a ***** ***** his cre*****ture were" (Shelley, 2003, p. 91). Perha*****s the good doctor is discovering that his love ***** to ***** directed at only himself, through the egotistical application of science in at attempt to become like God.

On page 173 Frankenstein ***** his new bride murdered by the creature he ***** created ***** it is here that he begins to realize that a life c*****n be used to enhance earthly surroundings, or a life can be ***** to create despair, m*****ery, anger and fear. *****t is also at this point that he ********** his own lamentable life to the *****, calling out, "Alas! Life is obstinate ***** clings closest where it ***** ***** hated" (Shelley, 2003, p. 173). This begs the question, does he truly hate his *****, or has he just come to ***** conclusion that man should not seek a Godlike stature, such arrogance may just backfire in a most des*****ic*****ble way.

***** is truly interesting is ***** t***** doc*****or initially believes he ***** doing a ***** thing by creating another 'human' being, yet the creature, when given ***** same choice between good and evil, ultimately chooses evil. The story is very similar to the story in the Bible that details the fall of Satan, who is expelled ***** the heavens after seeking to assume the glory


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