An Analysis Of Mary Shelley S Frankenstein

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Frankenstein Human beings aren’t perfect, but we try to present ourselves that way. All humans aren’t bad either, but on the other hand, there is some evil in all of us. We do not realize it but the evil in us is always present and can be seen in the smallest things. No matter how benevolent a person is, the generic evil in the person will never fade away. Mary Shelley exposes this malign present in all human beings through her book Frankenstein. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, in his attempt to play God, his cruelty towards the monster, and his selfishness proves the inherit malevolence present in all human beings.
Since God has created mankind, the human race has become ungrateful. We have forgotten that God has awarded us with life. We have developed an ego that humans are the greatest thing in the world and that we can do anything, even play God. This is clearly seen when Victor tries to bring a dead person back to life. Victor studies various forms of science and decides to create a new race (Shelly 38). This is something only God can do. Humans do not have the capability to construct their own race of people. This shows how human have become ungrateful and think they can do something that only a God can do. Humans have forgotten that some things are better left for God to do. Victor collects corpse parts in order to make a perfect creature and tries to bring it back to life (Shelly 39). This further proves that humans have become ungrateful because we are trying to control something that is not in our hands: death. We are challenging God on the circle of life by trying to defeat the nature of our existence. Humans want to overcome the cycle of life and death, but trying to defeat death and bring a something that is already dead and something where God has already made his decision of making someone dead back to life defying both God and nature. Humans believe to be equal to God and some even believe that they are above

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