Essay On The Creation Of A Human Being In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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“I began the creation of a human being” (44). This is a very powerful statement made by the character Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Frankenstein is a young man from a wealthy family who soon gains a obsession of creating strange scientific experiments. Victor is eventually successful in creating a living organism. All though Victor is successful in creating a living being, he is not successful in creating a living human being. The “creature” he makes very quickly becomes denied from normal human society. The “creature” wants to be accepted so he tries to learn the human language so he can relate to the humans. He uses what he already knows and what he learns in the hope to make relationships so he can be part of the human society. The creature wants companionship and ends up going to great lengths to achieve this. He soon figures out that people communicate with each other through sounds, and these sounds result in the human's reactions and emotions. Again, the creature wants to use these human characteristics to live alongside the rest of society. He is very intelligent and speaks with reason, but because of his appearance people do not recognize him as human, and because of this he is excluded from the rights of man.
Doctor Frankenstein calls his creature a “lifeless thing”. This is an interesting statement because for a good portion of Victor's life he dedicated himself to the making of the creature. However, Victors intention was to make a being, not a thing. From moment the creature opened his eyes Victor regretted giving life to the creature. If the creature is already being denied access to being human by Victor in the sense that he is not human, how will the creature stand a chance against the rest of human society. Victor no longer has the beautiful image of creating life, all he sees is something inferior to man kind.
Originally in his head Victor saw the creature as excellent and beautiful. Creating something beautiful out of nothing is satisfying to people. However, the creature does not turn out this way. “ How can I describe my emotions at the catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form? His limbs were in

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