The Theme of Justice in Frankenstein Essay

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How important is the theme of justice in Frankenstein. Refer closely to the creation scene and Justine's trial scene. Justice is defined as justice is the administration of law; especially : the establishment or determination of rights according to the rules of law or equity which can be interpreted as adhering to laws of both a natural and civilised level. In Frankenstein many of the fundamental laws of both humanity and the world we live in are broken. Creation in he Christian faith is a marvel that only one being or person has the right to control. The all loving, all powerful God. However victor is the creator of the creature and this breaks the basis of Christian belief and crossed scientific boundaries even in the mind.…show more content…
Alas he does not and "justice" proceeds on Justine. Shelley persists in representing Frankenstein as feeling genuine heartfelt remorse, " A thousand times rather would I have confessed myself guilty of the crime ascribed to Justine" but this is not as genuine as it may seem as Shelley does not proceed to describe Frankenstein's sorry with a confession. Instead he goes on with more lies and deceits. Shelley intended these chain of events to be the worst behaviour of Victor Frankenstein, although more people go on to die and in arguably a more horrific and gothic fashion, on this occasion he lies to his friends, family, the court and just about fails on every natural law of human kindness and responsibility. He is being unjust. This is one major demonstration of how Victor has created a being surpassing his power and comprehension and this is the other major demonstration of unjust actions in the novel. Several themes seem to run through Shelley's Frankenstein, some obvious, others subtle. The most widely heralded theme is the idea that ignorance is bliss. In Shelley's time, the power of human reason, through science and technology, challenged many traditional precepts about the world and man's relationship with his creator. Yet at the

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