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How important is the theme of justice in

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How important is the theme of justice in "Frankenstein". Refer closely to the creation scene and Justine's trial scene. Justice is defined as justice is the administration of law; especially : the establishment or determination of rights according to the rules of law or equity which can be interpreted as adhering to laws of both a natural and civilised level. In Frankenstein many of the fundamental laws of both humanity and the world we live in are broken. Creation in he Christian faith is a marvel that only one being or person has the right to control. The all loving, all powerful God. However victor is the creator of the creature and this breaks the basis of Christian belief and crossed scientific boundaries even in the mind. It raised questions such as, can it be done? Has it already been done?. These questions helped to fuel atheistic literature of the 1810's fronted by the likes of Percy Bysse Shelley and Lord Byron both intensely involved in the penning of this great novel of Mary Shelley formerly Mary Wollstonecraft - "Frankenstein", written in Geneva in the Summer of 1816. ...read more.


Shelley persists in representing Frankenstein as feeling genuine heartfelt remorse, " A thousand times rather would I have confessed myself guilty of the crime ascribed to Justine" but this is not as genuine as it may seem as Shelley does not proceed to describe Frankenstein's sorry with a confession. Instead he goes on with more lies and deceits. Shelley intended these chain of events to be the worst behaviour of Victor Frankenstein, although more people go on to die and in arguably a more horrific and gothic fashion, on this occasion he lies to his friends, family, the court and just about fails on every natural law of human kindness and responsibility. He is being unjust. This is one major demonstration of how Victor has created a being surpassing his power and comprehension and this is the other major demonstration of unjust actions in the novel. Several themes seem to run through Shelley's Frankenstein, some obvious, others subtle. The most widely heralded theme is the idea that ignorance is bliss. ...read more.


Throughout his narrative, the monster laments over man's cruelty to those who are different. Indeed, Frankenstein's monster is an outcast-he doesn't belong in human society. Yet the monster's alienation from society, his unfulfilled desire for a companion with whom to share his life, and his ongoing struggle for revenge, are all shared by his creator. As the story develops, Victor becomes increasingly like his creation. Both characters live in relative isolation from society, both hate their own miserable lives, and both know suffering. Shelley, through this theme, paints a very bleak portrait of man and his relationship with outsiders, as well as the cruel vengeance of society. The creation of this creature is the one of the most memorable and exciting moments in the book. This scene is created by many directors in a variety of interpretations depicting highly exciting and suspenseful actions. The original text when it was written would have had a similar effect on the reading and literary public as merely decades before poems were the only base for exhilarating writing and the power and popularity of the novel was only now emerging and a novel such of this was of immense importance to the literary world and still is. ...read more.

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