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Hello, I am looking for someone to write an essay on Mary Shelleys Frankenstein Ph.D.. It needs to be at least 1500 words.
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Victor is blinded by the idealism that hopes to conquer the method of birth through un-naturalistic process, and so the creation accuses him for delivering him into a world where he could not ever be wholly received by the individuals who inhabit it. Not only failing to foresee his faulty idealism, nearing the end of the tale, he embarks upon a final journey, consciously choosing to pursue his creation in vengeance, while admitting that his fate is at risk. The creation of an unloved being and the pursuit of unnatural life render Victor more accountable for his own death than the creation himself. Through an analysis of birth and creation and its manifestation in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the idea of religion, boundaries and morality will be explored, as the desire to conquer nature will ultimately lead to an individual’s demise. Similarly, a link to Milton’s Paradise Lost will be explored in relation to biblical creation.
Traditionally, the conception of birth and creation has roots in a religious context, as Christian faith prominently recognizes its relation with God as the creator. George Levine and U.C. Knoepflmacher, editors of The Endurance of Frankenstein: Essays on Mary Shelley’s Novel, both suggest that Shelley’s narrative operates back towards a traditional religious form, as it reinforces the idea that the character of Frankenstein’s Monster offers us a metaphor that expresses the central dualities and tensions of our time by suggesting a world without God. (Levine and Knoepflmacher, 1982, p.8) As God is a religious entity signifying creation and showering humans with the gift of birth, both Levine and Knoepflmacher illustrate that through Frankenstein, we are confronted immediately with the displacement of God and women from the acts of conception and birth. (Levine and Knoepflmacher, 1982, p.8) As Victor Frankenstein suggests:
“It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired
to learn. and whether it was the outward substance
of things, or the inner spirit of nature and the
mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my
enquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its
highest sense, the physical secrets of the world.” (Shelley, 2000, p.37)
The idea of uncovering secrets of heaven and earth and discussion of an inner spirit are critical words that link Shelley’s language to religion in a sense, as heaven is associated to God and creation. Ultimately, it can be mentioned that Victor Frankenstein is trying to play the role of God as creator by trying to create life through his own labor.
Moreover, science and religion are two opposing forces that have varying ideas about birth and creation. As Victor Frankenstein tells his tale, he admits to the error of his obsession with science, as he states:
“None but those who have experienced them can
conceive of the enticements of science. In other studies
you go as far as others have gone before you, and there is
nothing more to know. but in a scientific pursuit there is
continual food for discovery and wonder.” (Shelley, 2000, p.50)
Through the idea of scientific discovery, there is a link to Levine and Knoepflmacher’s idea that Shelley is portraying a world without God, as He is taken over by science and science actually succeeds in creation in that Victor is a scientist.