Frankenstein Essay | Frankenstein: an Introduction

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Frankenstein: an Introduction

Summary: Mary Shelley uses the monster as a mirror of society and to show that men are not capable of playing God because of the impurities in their nature, if one were to create and cast prejudice on what he creates then the creator will abandon his creation as Victor has done. Shelley mixes elements is both genre and theme to create Frankenstein to show the readers the flaw in men and why they shouldn't play God analyzing the barriers stopping us doing so.
In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley attempts to illustrate how man uses dangerous knowledge to play God. At the time of the novel, science was a subject of great interest, Frankenstein is a story of science and discovery of the power of knowledge and also the consequences it brings. Shelley was influenced heavily by Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, reference to it can be seen in Walton's second letter alluding to the "albatross." Also how Frankenstein's story is told to Walton is somewhat similar to Coleridge's poem where the haggard Mariner tells his story to a wedding guest. It is also significant that like the Mariner in Coleridge's poem, Victor is rescued to a ship showing great influence in Rime of the Ancient Mariner to Frankenstein. Links to the Greek God Prometheus has also been used in comparison to Victor whom has defied God and is punished for...

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