literary analysis of Frankenstein

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Victor and the monster in Mary K. Shelly's Frankenstein are both dealing with this sort of half demon, half human internal battle, while heartache surrounds them. This twisted Gothic tale explores the relationship between creator and creation, and the universal need for love and acceptance from one's parents and society. Victor acts basically for his own interest and wants to see his name glorified by humanity. To achieve this goal, he makes extensive use of his knowledge of natural philosophy and Chemistry. He even foreshadows his own fate by saying “Natural philosophy is the genius that regulated my fate” (Shelly, 46). Victor is consumed by the desire to discover the secret of life, and after several years of research, becomes convinced that he has found it. When Victor creates the monster, his elated expectations of science being a beautiful resource has become his burden because he's created a horrid looking monster. Victor's desire to control and manipulate nature, becomes his down fall. Outward appearances are deceiving in this novel because the real monster is not in physical form. By trying to create life artificially and destroy death itself, Victor rises against natural laws; which have been ruling the world for millions of years and continues to til this day. Victor, at first, has this “God-like” perception of himself when he is successful at giving artificial life to his creation. But that soon changes when the physical attributes of his creation is in monster form. He then becomes afraid of the monster and treats him as an outcast like the rest of community does. Victor tries to run away and forget about the monster, but that is a nearly impossible task as well. Throughout the novel, Victor will never try to care for his creation or love him. Victor's unsurpassed disgust and embarrassment will keep him from taking responsibility towards what I can
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