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The main message of the book appears to be that science is an exciting but dangerous new discovery, and that men are not yet able to take responsibility for what they can create.
The character of Dr Frankenstein is introduced as a lonely individual out on the ice of the North Pole, being rescued by a ship’s captain Mr Walton. His strange appearance and very worried attitude is due to the fact that he is searching for his created creature who has fled to the far north. Gradually he tells his story, describing how the creature was terribly ugly, and how he rejected and neglected him, calling him names like “abhorred monster” (chapter 10) and “devil”. In the middle of the book there is a scene on a mountain top where Dr Frankenstein and the monster discuss what has brought them together, and the monster pours out his anger and disappointment, saying “Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel.” (chapter 10). The monster only wants to have a share in the good things of life, like having the love of his creator, and fellowship with another creature just like him. Dr Frankenstein does not allow this, however, and turns his back on the very being that he brought to life.
The book ends where it began, with the ship’s captain reporting on the death of Dr Frankenstein. The fate of the creature is uncertain, since he is still raging, and wandering around the North Pole, possibly grieving the loss of his creator, and possibly also plotting to kill himself or to have revenge on human beings. He is, to the end, a pitiful and also dangerous creature.
It is possible to read the book as a metaphor of the destructive power of science to create things with good intentions which turn out to have very dangerous consequences. During the period when this book was written, in the early nineteenth century, modern science was still in its infancy, and forces like electricity and disciplines like
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The Creator and the Creature: Frankenstein Mary Shelley and her novel, Frankenstein (Shelley), occupy a position in literary history that is unique due to a variety of reasons. Mary Shelley's position within a literary circle that comprised the great poets of her age, P.B.
However, it was just by coincidence that I came across one of your journals regarding your creation. I know that nobody understands what your intention is but, I am afraid that this creation you are willing to undertake may have some serious effect in the future.
This paper will analyse the characters namely, Robert Walton and Victor Frankenstein in comparison to their quest for glory which turns disastrous and thus stressing the fact that wrong developments in the modern world could lead to dangerous consequences.
In Surfacing, the narrator's inability to use language intensified the feeling of powerlessness. She cannot speak out against David's advances nor understand his words when she goes mad. Likewise, she cannot comprehend the words of the search party when they come looking for her.
His person was short, but remarkably erect; and his voice the sweetest I had ever heard. He began his lecture by a recapitulation of the history of chemistry, and the various improvements made by different men of learning, pronouncing with fervour the names of the most distinguished discoverers.
In this epistolary novel, Mary Shelley deals with epistemology which is divided into three volumes and each takes place at a distinct time. In the preface of the novel itself, the effect of the narrative structure of this epistolary novel becomes clear and the correspondence in letters between Robert Walton, an Arctic seafarer, and his sister, Margaret Saville forms the great part of the introductory section.
One of the greatest works in the genre of horror stories, Mary Shelly's Frankenstein has fascinated readers from the time it was published nearly two hundred years ago.. While Frankenstein's monster has fascinated generations of readers, the book itself gave an impetus to the genre of horror story, especially the man-made biological horrors.
Victor started his story when he had this intense idea to create something that no one can imagine. An ambition that no scientist can ever think of (Liggins 129), and worst, will challenge the capability of God and his greatest creation in all time, the humans.
In Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, for example, the element of human nature comes into question. What we think we might know about the human condition is called into question. The ending of the novel also makes one think about the nature of man and the consequences of actions.
The publishing of the first edition was anonymously in London, in 1818. However, Shelley’s name appeared on the second edition, which it’s publishing took place in 1823 in France. This study, therefore, seeks to provide a reaction in view of
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