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Mary Shelleys Frankenstein Ph.D. Book Report/Review
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a novel that communicates the distinction between birth and creation, in which Shelley focuses on the product of one man's idealistic motives and desires that lead to the interference of nature and results in the creation of a horrific creature…
Victor is blinded by the idealism that hopes to conquer the method of birth through un-naturalistic process, and so the creation accuses him for delivering him into a world where he could not ever be wholly received by the individuals who inhabit it. Not only failing to foresee his faulty idealism, nearing the end of the tale, he embarks upon a final journey, consciously choosing to pursue his creation in vengeance, while admitting that his fate is at risk. The creation of an unloved being and the pursuit of unnatural life render Victor more accountable for his own death than the creation himself. Through an analysis of birth and creation and its manifestation in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the idea of religion, boundaries and morality will be explored, as the desire to conquer nature will ultimately lead to an individual's demise. Similarly, a link to Milton's Paradise Lost will be explored in relation to biblical creation.
Traditionally, the conception of birth and creation has roots in a religious context, as Christian faith prominently recognizes its relation with God as the creator. George Levine and U.C. ...
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