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If the character Victor Frankenstein from Mary Shellys most acclaimed disturbing novel Frankenstein is to be perceived as a God-like figure then Shelly gives a most grim and unsettling suggestion that God is neglectful scared horrified and ashamed of his creation Throughout the entire novel Victor runs away from his creation and curses him whenever in contact with the matter which he made living Shelly also conveys the idea that God is superficial and judges on the looks of things and fails to look beyond and deeper into that which he gave life to If in fact Mary Shelly did intend for Victor to serve as a metaphorical God then her most famous masterpiece serves as a piece of writing to tear down the foundations upon which all religious belief is built that God is the great omnipresent sin free sacred soul that all man should aspire to please Before fully engaging ones mind on this topic by using the actual text of the novel its self it should be important for the reader to consider two things The words from John Miltons Paradise Lost that appeared on the original cover of Frankenstein when it was first published in 1818 were Did I request thee Maker from my clay to mould me man Did I Solicit thee from darkness to promote meTaken from a copy of the original title page which appears in the 1992 Penguin Classics copy publication of Frankenstein Most important however is the alternate title given to the book The Modern Prometheus These two points will be brought about later in this exposition but after the actual content of Frankenstein is scrutinized However it is important to keep these two little facts in mind throughout The book begins with a man by the name of Robert Walton writing letters to his sister describing his sailing journey as the captain of a vessel aiming for the North Pole In the first letters
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