Blackbird--relating beatles song to frankensteins Essay

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Blackbird--relating beatles song to frankensteins creature

The Beatles composed and sang many beautiful and timeless songs during their musical
career. One song, however, captures the essence of Victor Frankenstein's creation. Mary
Shelley wrote Frankenstein in 1818. The Beatles wrote a song off their The White Album
entitled Blackbird in 1968. Generations apart from each other, these two artistic
masterpieces are more similar than one may deem.

Although the era during which Blackbird came out most likely suggests it was written for
the African American race to associate with, it very much correlates to Shelley's being in
Frankenstein. Symbolically speaking, the blackbird in the song represents the creation and
his life, as he knows it. Victor simply created this being, but never took his
responsibility beyond that point in regards to guiding this new life form toward
happiness. Thus, the creature's wings, that took him on his flight of life, were futile
until he decided to learn and experience existence by himself. His sunken eyes, from the
beginning of time, were empty forever longing for that guidance that he never received
from Victor. The creature came into the world basically a newborn, pertaining to his lack
of knowledge or any unfeigned emotion. And, it was the obligation of Victor to instill
upon him normal morals and knowledge about the world to provide a structural and
principled foundation. Needless to say, Victor failed to do so and the so the creature
inevitably became the blackbird.

On page fifty-seven of the novel, the creation is first brought to life and Shelley
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