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 ***** written critiques ***** ***** story, many of them alluding to the creator-Father role, or the st*****y of Adam from the Bible, or the tale of Adam's son Cain, also from the Bible. Others have noted the allusions to King Arthur in ***** st*****y, Arthur sired an illegitimate son who then pursues the King in a life-long effort to gain what he c*****not ever ***** 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 son of Zeus - who lives a short and unhappy life while struggling in va***** ***** 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. Frankenste*****'s creature finds himself in much the same *****, pursuing a cr*****sh course with the doctor, haunted by ***** fact that ***** creator is so abhorred ***** he wishes he had never created him. The creature, ***** the 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 time, also, I felt ***** ***** duties of a ***** tow*****rds his creature were" (Shelley, 2003, p. 91). Perha*****s the good doctor is d*****covering that his love ***** to be 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 ***** ***** ***** 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, misery, anger and fear. It is also at this point that he *****fers his own lamentable life to the creature, calling out, "Alas! Life is obstinate ***** clings closest where it is ***** hated" (*****, 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 ********** stature, such arrogance may just backfire in a most des*****ic*****ble way.

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


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