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In What Ways Is The Creation Episode In Frankenstein Important?

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´╗┐Beulah-Rose Priddy 12 THA In what ways is the Creation episode in Frankenstein important The Creation episode is naturally narrated solely by Frankenstein and describes the zenith of all of Frankenstein?s work, the ?Immaculate conception? of the ?Creature? and ironically his revolted reaction to his handiwork. The episode gives insight into the nature of the natural order within the novel as well as into the workings of Frankenstein?s mind. The creation episode in Frankenstein is important because it profoundly emphasises how imprudent one would be to toy with nature. Frankenstein in all his blinded exuberance does not realise till much later that his desire to circumvent the female body as the source of life only boomerangs and instigates some very calamitous tribulations for him. Moreover his appalled and deleterious response to his actions act as symptoms to others who may want to overextend into the scientific field. ...read more.

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The Creature?s creation is similar to a birth as both events are welcoming a new being into the world, although the birth of a child is a joyous occasion, the "Creature's" "birth" does not get a happy reception from its creator Frankenstein in fact the atmosphere could be described as dull and bleak . Even performing the task of creating the Creature seems to cause Frankenstein pain ?almost amounting to agony?. Implying that it is with abundant reluctance that he performs this mission almost as if he prophesizes a sinister outcome and is trying to avoid this . Pathetic fallacy is illustrated here, Frankenstein?s mood is in sync with the natural world outside his ? workshop of life?, the rain pattering ?dismally? and the night being ?dreary? mirror his state of mind and feelings. Immediately as the Creature shows sign of being alive, it is painted as monstrous and aesthetically displeasing by Frankenstein. ...read more.

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With the Creature being man made, it quite naturally and understandably has no soul which terrifies Frankenstein because it brings him to the reality of his creation. In terror and sheer ?fight of flight? instinct Frankenstein flees his creation and thus sparks the match of the Creature?s long quest for him. The creation episode brings to light Frankenstein?s obsessive, maniac behavior as well as the depraved manifestations in his mind. These conclusions formed throughout the chapter gives the reader the ability to understand that the creature and Frankenstein are eternally intertwined on a deeper level. To some in the novel the creature is an abomination, it is all too clear to the reader that the creature was reared from the inner crevices of the human mind pregnant with atrocities that are ironically what the humans in the novel shun and ridicule because to them these same atrocities happen to be the creature. Therefore sparking a debate; ? are the real monsters in the world humans or the ones they created?? ...read more.

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