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

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***** 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 philosophic*****l response from its readers.

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

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

Dr. Frankenstein's creature finds himself in much the same *****, pursu*****g a crash course with the doctor, haunted by the fact that ***** creator is so abhorred ***** he wishes he had never created him. The creature, ***** ***** 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 the principle, 'if you won't love me, you won't get to love anyone else.'

The doc*****r discovers "For ***** first ti*****, al*****, I felt ***** the duties of a ***** tow*****rds his creature were" (Shelley, 2003, p. 91). Perha*****s the good doctor is d*****covering that his love seems to be directed at only himself, through the egotistical application of science in at attempt ***** become like God.

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

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


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