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"Frankenstein" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth"
An examination of the theme of exploration in "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley and "Journey to the Center of the Earth" by Jules Verne.
# 49728 | 1,368 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 16, 2004 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Literature (Comparative Literature)

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This paper discusses how, in Mary Godwin Shelley's 1818 Gothic masterpiece, "Frankenstein", the main protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, a young student of the alchemical arts and sciences, takes the reader on an exploration into the unknown, for his primary goal is to create life from the dead. It looks at how, after much experimentation, he produces a creature of hideous proportions and intellect, bent on nothing but revenge. It also shows how, likewise, Professor Hardwigg, the main protagonist in Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth", published in 1864, leads the reader on another "journey" into the unknown, only this time into the bowels of the earth, where Hardwigg and his companions discover another world, much like Victor Frankenstein with his experiments concerning the mysteries of life and death.

From the Paper:

"The beginning of Frankenstein opens the proverbial door to the strange and horrifying tale related by Victor Frankenstein to Captain Walton, an English explorer surveying the polar regions of the far north. One day, as the ship's company is looking out over the empty ice fields, they are astonished to see a sledge drawn by dogs speeding northward with the sledge driver huge and misshapen. That night, an ice floe carries another sledge with a weakened man to the ship, and once the man (Victor Frankenstein) discovers that the first sledge has been sighted, he turns quite agitated. As Victor convalesces on the ship, he becomes friendly with Walton and after recovering his strength, relates the tale of the creature that he created artificially from the dead."

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