Changing Sides Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein ' Essay

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Changing Sides Frankenstein was written in the early 1800’s by Mary W. Shelley. Frankenstein is a book about a struggle of repentance for what at first seemed to be a prodigious scientific discovery, but actually became an ironic tragedy for both creator and creature. It can be argued that the book’s main character is the creator of the creature, Victor Frankenstein. Throughout the novel, Victor experiences many life changing events. Not only does Victor grow in age, he matures and grows emotionally. Victor’s goals in life and morals change as he experiences these emotional and traumatic occurrences. In the beginning, Victor is a young man encouraged by the love of science. After a dazzling encounter with lighting, Victor became infatuated with the power of electricity and galvanism (Shelley 32). Victor wanted to be remembered for creating something no one else had created. He wanted to be remembered like the ancient masters of science. After two years of school, Victor became fascinated with physiology and death (Shelley 42). He applied his own supernatural element to these concepts to conjecture the concept of the monster. He is filled with adrenaline to begin his creation and bring life back to the dead.
Victor states, “I had worked so hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body” (Shelley 47). Victor dedicated his life around creating his entity and deprived himself of his family, friends, rest and relaxation, and health.…

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