Frankenstein Essay

1269 WordsJun 3, 20136 Pages
Frankenstein Frankenstein, the creature, is an innocent soul brought to life by leftover organs and bones of other people. John Locke is a firm believer of “Tabula Rasa”. Tabula Rasa means that every person is born with a blank slate and your morals and values are what make a person who they are. Some people may wonder how Frankenstein was able to obtain knowledge swiftly and tenaciously even though he was born not long ago. The reason is because, he may have just been born but he is not a baby, he is a full grown man. Shelley, seems to relate back to the idea of “Tabula Rasa” very often throughout the book. Through out the book the creature exemplifies values of right vs. wrong. Mary Shelley made her book like a puzzle, in the end you realize the underlying theme. Frankenstein learned the effects of right vs. wrong through nature, society, and life experiences. Throughout Shelley’s book , Frankenstein, she see she seems to fight off and on with the idea of Tabula Rasa because the creature seems to always know what the right thing and the wrong thing are. Both Frankenstein and the creature were huge fans of nature, which in the end taught the creature a lot about himself and other people. In the middle of chapter 16 Frankenstein, the creature, is talking about how the heat of the fire was warming both physically and mentally. Frankenstein is conveying to the reader how lonely he really is. He is so lonely that it feels as if he is beginning to decay. Nature is decaying just like Frankenstein is decaying from loneliness. The creature in the past had always had a love for nature but in this part of the book the mood switches from more of a happy mood to a sad mood. The creature now does not have that blank white slate instead his innocence has been taken away. He has been the cause of two innocent lives being taken away. In this aspect it seems that the

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