Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley Essay

786 Words Apr 8th, 2016 4 Pages
Mary Shelley 's novel Frankenstein is a story of a young scientist, Dr. Victor who is works arduously and creates a grotesque creature whom he calls wretch. He considers himself "acquainted with anatomy" but he does not think it is adequate and he wants to explore his knowledge further. After a great amount of hard work and sewing together body parts from different cadavers he makes his creation. However, it is not a beautiful piece of art he had anticipated but a hideous and large creature with yellow eyes and skin that is torn and ripped revealing tissues and muscles underneath. Frankenstein describes himself as a man of science and one who does not indulge in superstitions and one to be consumed by dogmatism. He claims that for him grave yards are merely a place where people who are not alive are buried. It does not hold any fascination for him and he does not believe in spirits, the underworld or harbors any concept of an afterlife. However after creating a monster and witnessing the havoc created by it he becomes pensive and in his depressive mood calls out to the "wandering spirits" and implores them to either give him his happiness back or "take me as your companion, away from the joys of life." This illustrates that after creating the monster, Frankenstein goes through a phase of self development and realizes that there might be a power greater than him and reconciles with a concept that if he, as a

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