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Themes and Symbols is Mary Shelley´s Frankstien Essay

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In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, blames his horrible fate on his never-ending search for knowledge. While attempting to reach a level of God-like ways, he acts basically for his own interest and wants to see his name glorified by humans. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a gothic fiction story that utilizes different symbols and themes: fire, light, knowledge, and monstrosity to show the true nature of humankind.
Frankenstein can be considered a monster himself, as he had a very unhealthy obsession with creating life. At any point in the story does he think about the impact that his actions may have, in the end, the creature is downed and rejected, and kills Frankenstein's family. Also, Frankenstein ran away after the
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With this mindset, it is hard not to see how the creature magnifies his creator’s mistakes in so many different lights.
On this basis, the relationship between Victor and the Creature is almost like God and Adam, as the monster says more specifically at the end of the book. Like God, Victor figured out the secret to create life. Even though Victor created life, he had no control over it. This was because of Victor’s irresponsibility for the creature. Right after the Creature was brought to life, Victor ran away from his responsibilities. “I issued into the streets, pacing them with quick steps, as if I sought to avoid the wretch whom I feared every turning of the street would present to my view.” While Victor fled from the scene of the crime, the Creature was all alone and unfortunately getting the wrong idea of life. Initially, this was the beginning of when the creature began to start doing bad deeds.
Eventually, the monster finds Frankenstein and asks a favor of him. "You must create a female for me, with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being. This alone you can do; and I demand it of you as a right which you must not refuse" (Shelley 99). That is the only way for him to be truly happy. Frankenstein makes the mistake of refusing to give the creature the only thing that could reduce all of the pain he has suffered. In order to carry out his vengeance,
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