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 philosophical response from its readers.

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

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

Dr. Frankenste*****'s creature finds himself in much the same circumstances, pursu*****g a crash course ***** the doctor, haunted by the fact that his creator is so abhorred ***** he wishes he had never created him. The creature, ***** the entire story seeks to justify his existence through acts ***** 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 won't get to love anyone else.'

***** ***** discovers "For the first time, also, I felt what ***** duties of a cre**********r towards his creature were" (Shelley, 2003, p. 91). Perha*****s the good doctor is d*****covering 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 discovers his new bride murdered by the ***** he ***** created ***** it is here ***** he begins to realize that a life c*****n be used to enhance earthly surroundings, or a life can be used to create despair, misery, anger and fear. ********** is also at this point that he offers his own lamentable life to the creature, calling out, "Alas! Life is obstinate and clings closest where it ***** most hated" (*****, 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 Godlike stature, such arrogance may just backfire in a ***** despic*****ble way.

What is truly interesting is that the doct***** ***** believes he is doing a good 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 Bible that details the fall of Satan, who ***** expelled from the heavens after seeking to assume the glory


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