Essay on The Natural Force Of Life

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The Natural Force of Life
In life there are many forces of good and evil, neither of which should be taken lightly. Whether it be life or death neither is within the understanding of humans. Many authors and writers have written stories pertaining to the natural forces of life found within the forces of good and evil, authors such as Mary Shelley and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In both the novel Frankenstein and the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” Shelley and Coleridge write fictional tales about humans tinkering with life and the severe consequences caused by their actions. Both writers had a similar theme that attempted to condemn the act of “playing God” by altering life. In Frankenstein, Shelley writes her very first novel about a man by the name of Victor who tampers with the forces of life by attempting to create a life form. In “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” Coleridge writes about a man who killed an albatross and faced severe consequences. Both stories have a common theme warning against unnatural involvement of humans in the act of giving or taking life.
In Frankenstein Mary Shelley writes about an act that foolishly gave life to a being. Victor fails to acknowledge his creation and turns away from the monster he created allowing it to wreak havoc on civilization. The act of creating the intelligible creature and failing to educate it as to the ways of life caused the wrath of nature to lash out on Victor."Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in…

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