Essay On Mutability : Is Change Necessary?

856 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Mutability: Is change necessary? Mutability is a poem written by Mary Shelley. It outlines the inevitability of change. The tone of this poem is hopeful and vibrant. The diction of this poem is critical in conjunction to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Diction not only embodies mutability, but it questions the action which change can bring within humans. While Victor Frankenstein is reluctant to create a new creature, the change which he brings does not correspond with his initial goal of glory. Thus, the embodiment and acceptation of mutability through mutability costs Frankenstein and his Monster a great deal of grief. The change which he brings frightens him. Although change can bring glory, it comes at a cost, in this case the normality of life. Victor Frankenstein is obsessed with creating because he believes that change will bring him glory. In the incipient of the text Frankenstein has an ambition to apply his scientific knowledge to create life. Creating life itself is going against the boundaries of nature. Since creation and change both go beyond the normal boundaries of humanity, boundaries that change can be a choice. In Frankenstein’s case, the change which he brought was life itself. But rather than having this glorifying discovery become successful, Frankenstein his creations plagues with fear. Frankenstein’s fear is resonated by his diction when he says, “I had desired it with an ardor that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of…

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