Themes in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" Admission Essay

Themes in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"
A literary analysis of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein".
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Published on Jul 13, 2014 in English (General) , Literature (General)

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"Victor Frankenstein is a scientist who has an ever-growing thirst for knowledge and tries to learn all he can about science, the physical sciences, and "the secret of life". He gets himself so wrapped up in his work that that's all he knows for a period of time; isolating himself and shutting himself out from the world as well as from his family. He becomes obsessed with trying to recreate life from many different body parts of deceased human beings all put together as one. Once he finally succeeds in making his creation come to life, he immediately regrets it and falls into a state of depression and fear of what he had done. His ever driving thirst for knowledge is ultimately what ruins him and is the cause of his death; he was only looking for more knowledge of science and never stopped to think of the consequences to come not only on his life, but of his family member's as well. The creature he creates results in being the end of him, due to his rejection and hatred towards The Monster. He wants nothing to do with what he had done despite the fact that he should have taken responsibility for his actions.
"The Monster starts out kind hearted, gentle, and compassionate until he is rejected by his creator. He learns quickly about love and all the other things around him; only striving for the same thing that other families have. However, because he is rejected his feelings turn into hatred and vengeance. The Monster sees Victor as his father and is so hurt by his rejection and abandonment he is beside himself and doesn't know what to do. He eventually learns about himself and how he was created and increases his knowledge by reading books and listening to conversations when he stays with the De Laceys. Because in the end The Monster is only looking to ruin Victors' life, once he has succeeded he has no other reason to live. He had only wanted to make Victor as lonely and miserable as he had made him. He only wanted love and affection from Victor and he made sure to take all of that away from Victor if he couldn't have any of it himself."

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