Frankenstein

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Literature: Frankenstein Essay
Frankenstein is a gothic horror novel that was written by Mary Shelly and was published in 1818, when gothic aesthetic, romanticism and science were beginning to spike in western culture. The novel follows the story of Victor Frankenstein in creating a monster which causes destruction around him, as Victor had ambition and thirst to reveal the secrets of nature. The novel could be viewed as a warning to the readers and audience about having a greed for knowledge and power. Mary Shelley explores the idea of having obtained too much knowledge and curiosity and playing god which involves consequences and dangers that come with it throughout the text. It also compares the human development of emotions and has
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Robert discontinued his journey of discoveries, taking into account Victor’s advice and emotions that saved Robert from generating his own misery, guilt and regrets.
There is a difference referencing creation through the biblical story of Adam and Eve, Victor rejected his creation and then the monster starts to tell his side of his story. By doing this, it positions the readers to feel sympathy for the monster. “Remember, that I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam” – page 66, the creature makes the connections and reference between his creator, Victor and God, himself and Adam. “Like Adam, I was created apparently united by no link to any other being in existence but his state was far from different from mine in every other respect”. In the biblical tale of Adam and Eve, Adam was cared for and had experienced a happy existence compared to the creature, unlike the monster that was neglected by his own creation and lived in total despair and anger. This powered the monster to be destructive and to swear by to seek revenge on his creator, unlike Adam and Eve, they did not.
The difference between Adam and the creation is that, the companionship that is present in Adam and the absent companionship in Frankenstein with the monster. Adam’s creator created Eve as his companion, while Victor did not create a companion for the monster, therefore leaving him feeling lonely and miserable. “You must create a female for me, with whom I can live in the interchange of

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