Book Analysis: Frankenstein

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Don't Mess with Mother Nature

The story of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is about a man who creates a monster artificially, which messes with nature, and nature came back to mess with him because nature is more powerful than man. Victor Frankenstein is very interested in natural philosophy and chemistry and basically tried to play God by creating life. When he finds the secret of activating dead flesh, he creates a superhuman being composed of rotted corpses. What he did is considered unthinkable, and he is haunted by his own creation. When the monster escapes, Frankenstein knew that he has "turned loose into the world a depraved wretch… (Shelley 78)". Frankenstein receives a letter one day which informs him of his younger brother William's murder, and immediately suspects that he was responsible, for he was the creator of the hideous monster. A friend of the family named Justine Moritz was the "presumed" murderer, and Frankenstein is determined to prove her innocent. All evidence, however, led the courts to believe Justine guilty, because they found in her pocket a photograph which had belonged to William. Justine was put to death, and Frankenstein had yet to find his creation. Finally, upon their meeting, the monster confessed to his creator of what he had been through, how he was rejected by society, and finally, how he had come to kill William. When William had revealed his name to the monster, the monster immediately figured that by killing the young boy, he would have revenge on Frankenstein for giving him life. The monster did not understand the concept of right and wrong and he especially didn't mean to kill anybody. His expression of anger ends up being violent, even fatal to the victim, and it just worked out that he kills people. As the monster's story continues, he demands a female companion who he can be with until his end, and promises to live away from society. Frankenstein, meanwhile, tries to restore the...
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