Frankenstein and Revenge

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To dedicate his life, all his time and effort, sacrificing relationships with his family back home, in the pursuit to create life from inanimate objects, to become the creator, to form man out of bones, all for what purpose? To, upon once fulfilling this godly dream, venomously pursue his creation for the sole reason of seeking blood. This is the founding theme in the Novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Although only an amateur literary critic (even that’s being generous), this story line doesn’t seem logical. Victor, after a unique childhood, travels to Ingolstadt to seek out an education. There he discovers what would be his passion, Biology. He spends days, and night, dedicating his entire mind and body, even to the point of physical sickness, in an attempt to form life out of lifeless matter. After spending months delving into this project his endeavor finally comes to a climax as one night his work comes to life. But, upon seeing this creation Victor has what can be looked at as an emotional brake down. He runs from his creation, and the following years bring a new paranoid and emotionally unstable Victor and an endless struggle and a relationship with his creation where he plays the role of pursuee and pursuer. To understand the relationship that develops between Victor and his creation and the logical inconsistency I believe the reader has to understand the pinnacle concept that is the sole motive of this two-hundred and fifty page drama. Revenge. To understand the concept of revenge and how powerful it is it wouldn’t be more appropriate than to look into the oldest book known to man, the Bible. And where better to look in the Bible than in the first book Genesis and the story of Cain and Able. In this well-known story Cain works in agriculture while Able is a shepherd. When Able offers some of the first born of his flock as an offering to God it is accepted favorably, yet when Cain offers a plot of land it is not accepted with honor. Cain is angered by...
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