The Battle Between Good And Evil Essay

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The battle between Good and Evil is never-ending. This pointless and unquenchable clamor came to fruition mere seconds before the forbidden fruit was picked off the calamitous tree. Writers from all walks of life have taken the liberty of exemplifying this redundant storyline through the fruits of their imagination, immortalizing the endless battle. Whether this is illustrated through the townspeople and an unruly king, peasants and the aristocrats, or even a nation against omnipotent deities, the endless fight between Good and Evil is present in all aspects of literature, and life. This notion is best exemplified through Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, a romantic novel set in an era characterized by an imperialistic mindset, and the ever-heightening tensions brewing between the pursuit of knowledge and the fatal consequences that strung along empiricism. Mary Shelley craftily embodies this dual literary and historic theme through her intricate use of diction and personification to model the ever-compassing grievances that are bound to the quest for knowledge, and to ultimately exemplify the struggle amid good and evil.
The Age of Imperialism is by far one of the most brutal and riveting centuries of European history. It was in this era that “relatively developed nations were taking over less developed areas, colonizing them, or influencing them in order to expand their own power…”, according to John Hobson, a modern-day English economist. Amidst this frightening…

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