Frankenstein vs. God Essay

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No Human Can Play God
In the Bible, the book of Genesis 1:27 states that "God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Creating both men and women in His image, God is the only person who can do this successfully, giving us unconditional love and never abandoning us throughout our journey in life. On the other hand, Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist creates a life form due to his love of natural sciences. His desire to create this life form only for an experimental purpose unknowingly leads to disastrous outcomes for both Victor Frankenstein and his creation, the monster. In Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, the protagonist, Victor Frankenstein uses his knowledge
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A human cannot create another soul because he/she does not have the power to do so. God is the creator of life because he knows us even before we are created and born into life. As Frankenstein realizes that creating the monster is a mistake, he says "seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition, even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries" (Shelley 200). Since Frankenstein cannot love his creation the same that God adores us, he wishes that he never followed through with his ambitions and just lived a happy, peaceful life. Frankenstein commits his whole self to his creation, but is disappointing to see that he cannot find pride in his work, but only disappointment. Frankenstein manipulates the wonders of God by creating a life form that sprung out of his selfishness, not his love. Frankenstein creates the monster "in view of the materialist philosophy which courses symbolically through each vein and artery of his newly – created body we need to ask whatever his inhumanity stems from the absence of a soul" (Willis 4). Frankenstein's own absence of a soul caused him to create this monster out of pure accomplishment, rather than love. His knowledge brought him success during this experiment, but no achievement because the effects of his creation sprung from his inhumanity. The way that
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