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Christina Roth AP English Lit Frankenstein Essay- No 1 Problem Child Frankensteins life troubles In the end of Mary Shelleys Frankenstein the wretch that the main character has become dies miserably In a tale of anguish the reader is face to face with the problems surrounding Frankenstein after he meddles with the impenetrable force that is life and death Frankenstein meddles and hopes to create life but he creates a transient existence of a horrible corpse Frankenstein seeks love and affection in a plaything and in asking for something intangible he is setting the creature up for disappointment Humans have the tendency to set idealistic goals to better future generations often the results can prove disastrous even deadly The book focuses on the outcome of one mans idealistic motives and desires of dabbling with nature which result in the creation of a horrific creature Frankenstein is overreaching lifes bounds after being a scientific protg As he says Whence I often asked myself did the principle of life proceed Shelley p 30 And in pursuit of knowledge of life and deaths principles he is amply rewarded He embarks on enacting a human form His fervor knew no bounds No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onward like hurricane in the first enthusiasm of success Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds which I should break through and pour a torrent of light into our dark world A new species would bless me as its creator and source many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely as I should deserve theirs Pursuing these reflections I thought that if I could bestow animation upon lifeless matter I might in process of time although I now found it impossible renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption Shelley p 32 This is Frankensteins
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