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The Role Of Supernatural Philosophy In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein

IT’S ALIVEEEE! These words are the ones that come to mind when we first hear the word Frankenstein. I’m not talking about the Frankenstein that is green, and walks around with his arms in the air, but Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Also known as the modern prometheus. In this novel, Victor Frankenstein does what everyone thought was in possible, creates life. Because of his self guided education; he was unprepared for the unintended results of his success. Victor got more than he bargained for, and he couldn’t clean up the mess he created. What led him to this astonishing creation? His self guided education had a big part in it.
¨Natural philosophy is the genius that has regulated my fate¨(Shelley 20). Growing up Victor enjoyed the work of Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, and Albertus Magnus. His father seen other views though. ¨My dear Victor, do not waste your time upon this; it is sad trash¨(20). Victor lived much of his younger life with many people disagreeing with
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He was warned that the monster would show up on his wedding day. The monster showed up and killed Victor’s wife only enraging Victor’s fury. He tracks the monster to the deep parts of Antarctica where he finds Captain Walton. Victor dies and the monster comes and cries over his corpse. Soon after, the monster leaves and kills himself.
Frankenstein spent such a large part of his life fixated on killing this monster. He watched everything around him fade away. Most of his family died, and Victor was only focused on finding the monster. In the end, his long searching killed him. It all goes back to because of his self guided education; he was unprepared for the unintended results of his success. If he would of took responsibility for what he had done, and thought of the possible outcomes. Victor may have never been in this situation in the first place. Once again, he payed for it by the killings of those he loved, and
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