Analysis Frankenstein

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How can I describe my emotions at the catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavored to form? His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful, Great god; His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of pearly whiteness. These luxuriance’s only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same color as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shriveled complexion and straight black lips. (Shelley 58) Victor had originally imagined the creature as beautiful. The initial concept was forming something beautiful and pleasing to the human eye. However, the creature turns out to be something that humans cannot stand to look at. Victor had been working on making the limbs proportional and selecting features that were pleasing to the human eye. Yet the result is terrifying. The creature’s hair black in color and long, His teeth good-looking, but all these features accomplish is making the already hideous features of the creature more horrifying. He is put together from human parts and created with the basic human features, but is never as being human. Even though Victor’s overall designs were to make the monster look human there’s’ something about the creature that just seems inhuman. Only moments before this, Victor had no hesitation about giving this body life. If he had seen the body as this ugly previously, I do not think Victor would have gone through with the animation process. Victor does not see his creation as hideous until it is too late, changing his perspective in the flash of an instant. . An explanation for this is that Victor was so focused on his endeavor that he could not see what he was doing, being so out a touch with reality

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