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FRANKENSTEIN TERM TEST II 2009 What goes wrong once Victor dares to apply his understanding of "animation" to material substance -- i.e. to a human body? How, that is, do his methods and material underscore and embody the grotesqueness of his quest? When he speaks of the Being he has created, what kind of language does he employ? This classic novel by Mary Shelley revolves around the idea of the creator, Victor Frankenstein, and the created, the monster. The plot is unique in the sense where the created, rebels against its master, Victor, sparking of a long and painful struggle to be the ruler of the other. ...read more.


Unfortunately, upon the completion of the monster, Victor is immediately repulsed by the creature's horrendous features and abandons it. Enraged, the monster eventually returns, resenting his creator for causing him loneliness to the point where he avenged himself by taking the lives of his creator's loved ones. Victor's quest to give life and perhaps bringing happiness into the world ironically ends with him being robbed of the lives of his friends and family. To bestow life upon an inanimate object, Victor had to "prepare a frame for the reception of it". ...read more.


When he speaks of the Being he has created, Victor is at first fearful and attempts to deny any involvement in its creation. However as the plot progresses and Victor's loved ones are murdered, he becomes enraged and curses its existence. This is clearly seen from his agitation when speaking to the magistrate near the end of the book because of his resentment towards the creature. "My rage is unspeakable, when I reflect that the murderer, whom I have turned loose upon society, still exists." From then on, Victor thus devotes himself to pursuing the creature in the hopes of finally destroying it. ...read more.

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