Similarities between Frankenstein and A Work of Artifice Essays

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Frankenstein and the poem “A Work of Artifice” portray almost the same message. These pieces by Mary Shelley and Marge Piercy include both similar themes and ideas. The stories both involve a theme of misconception, similar characters in which is easily depicted, and the theme of alienation and loneliness presents itself in both pieces. The tree in “A Work of Artifice” and the monster in Frankenstein are outcasts on society itself, the main characters of each are actually very similar and so is the misconception that falls on both main characters in both pieces of work.

There is a misconception presented in both the needs and wants of both the creature in Frankenstein and the bonsai tree in “A Work of Artifice”. “It is your nature to be
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In reality all the creature wants is a friend, but Victor does not understand. This shows misconception of the wants and needs of the both the creature in Frankenstein and the bonsai tree in “A Work of Artifice”.

In both Frankenstein and “A Work of Artifice” the main characters are notably similar. The creature and the bonsai tree are equals and Victor Frankenstein and the gardener are equals. Both the creature and the bonsai tree are in desperate want of something that both of them will not get; freedom. Victor Frankenstein and the gardener are both the ones putting burdens on freedom of the things that they “own”. (Victor Frankenstein and his creature, the gardener and his bonsai tree). “All men hate the wretched; how then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us” (Shelley 95). The creature right here shows how much he feels trapped and shows how much freedom he has which is none. . “It is your nature to be small and cozy, domestic and weak;” (Piercy 12-14). The gardener holds back the tree just like how Victor holds back the creature. The bonsai tree has the opportunity to grow out to be 80 feet tall on the side of a mountain top, but the gardener holds it back and

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