Frankenstein

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Frankenstein





In the story “Frankenstein,” written by the author Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein
decided that wanted to create
a being out of people that were already dead. He believed that he could bring people
back from the grave. Playing
with nature in such a way would make him play the role of God. With Victor Frankenstein
feeling that he had no
true friends, the only relief he had of expressing his feeling was through letters to Elizabeth.
Elizabeth was not
Victors’ true sister but he loved her very dearly, making sure to always write her when
ever he had the chance. Yet,
when Victor left something strange came over him. Already being interested in subjects
such as natural philosophy
and chemistry, he fall upon the question of how to bring someone back to life. He became
very involved in this
project and worked on it for days on end. The project had to do with defying the laws of
nature. Victor believe
wholeheartedly that he could bring the dead back to life. He felt that the dead were not
ready to die and they were
just resting. Victor became so self absorbed into his project that he seem to forget all that
was important to him. He
even disengaged himself from all the people he loved in his life. People like his father,
Elizabeth, and other loved
ones. Victor began to write less and less. Yet, it was not until Elizabeth got a discouraged
letter from Victor, did his
love ones start to wary about him. Though, the letter was full of words, it gave no relief to
Elizabeth, because the
words meant nothing to her. However, they meant a lot to Victor, because he felt the
project in which he was
working on was so important to him, in his own delirious world. He felt that with bring
people back to life he would
not only better man kind, but also establish a name for himself. With this type of attitude,
he did not even take into
consideration that he might make the world a worse place. This part in the story shows the
irony. The irony being
that Victor Frankenstein feels he is doing something good for the world, but we later find
out just how bad this
creation could be

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