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

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

Throughout ***** decades since Shelley's ***** was initially presented, a number of critics ***** written critiques of the *****, m*****ny of *****m alluding to the crea*****r-Father 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 to gain what he cannot ever ***** due ***** ***** 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***** to find a niche for himself in ***** world filled with humans who admire his strength and courage, ***** fear ***** unpredictable temper" (Thompson, 2006, p. 81).

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

The ***** discovers "For the first ti*****, also, I felt what ***** du*****es of a ***** ********** his creature were" (Shelley, 2003, p. 91). Perhaps 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 Frankenste***** ***** his new bride murdered by the ***** he had ***** and it is here ***** he begins to realize that a life can be used to enhance earthly surroundings, or a life c*****n be used to create despair, m*****ery, anger ***** fear. It is also at t***** point that he ********** his own lamentable life to the creature, calling out, "Alas! Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is ***** hated" (Shelley, 2003, p. 173). This begs ***** question, does he truly hate his *****, or has he just come to the conclusion that man should not seek a *****like stature, such arrogance may just backfire in a most des*****icable way.

***** is ***** interesting is ***** ***** doctor ***** believes he is doing a ***** thing ***** creating another 'human' being, yet the creature, when given the same choice between good ***** evil, ultimately chooses evil. The story is very similar to ***** story in the ***** that details the fall of Satan, ***** ***** expelled ***** the heavens after *****ing to assume the glory


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