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In what ways is Shelly's novel a statement against interfering with nature?

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In what ways is Shelly's novel a statement against interfering with nature? The cold passion carries the sound of ego and the dust with another element that is the monster. The unique living creature trapped in human darkness. The day the Ogre took step in this world he became a plague upon mankind. He was the unknown freak to the world but the world was a freak to him. He was a stranger who is intimate to the outcast of the world. Dead nor alive; heaven nor hell; creature nor human. These symptoms work in a cycle since the day an embryo is made. No one exists as dead or alive but if life can be given it can also be taken. Frankenstein's Monster was given life and therefore his life can be taken away. The Monster was made from organs- benevolence and malevolence was in those bones, this may retire him to heaven or hell. His actions will also decide upon on his placement. His brain is a creature but his body parts and organs are from human beings. Who is to decide whether he is a creature or human? Only his performance in life. The merciless creature fell from hell on to the earth's surface. The living ghost made from organs brought a walking disease. They say a matter cannot be created or destroyed. Then how? Whereby Shelly now declares that past history will be destroyed and recreated. Shelly's gothic and epistolatory novel conveys how a new species could interfere with nature. Interfering with nature, hell or heaven, is interference with God. That chance could cost you your life! Creating life, who could possibly think of this except Victor? He is the creator of the monster. Mankind has taken it as far as genetically modifying people, designing clones and test tubes babies but this is the key to heaven and hell. ...read more.

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The comparison between them shows they were both meant to be beneficial to mankind but both in truth became a danger to the human race. It comes down to blood; we can never undo a creation but to lock away this hideous, vitreous mortal, death for both; the creator and the monster will need to be undertaken. Even after the deaths, the fear of one concept of the devil returning will be in people's reminiscences. Shelly convicts, the more cautious you are in applying science, the happier the paradise you live in. Frankenstein's celestial creation devoted his whole life and as an individual consequences are proceeded. Initially he was horrified by the very look of the monster. He became dizzy with the immensity of his sins. The seizing view of "his yellow skin. Scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, his teeth of a pearly whiteness". A more horrid contrast with "his watery eyes... and straight black lips". This punishes his creation of the fretful wretch staring at him. "I had worked hard for nearly two years... but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart. Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room". It was unbearable to look at, he was unsightly, scandalous, uncivilized my dream of beauty is a nightmare. This was just the start, the start of brutality. The outcast of the world escaped on the pleasant world. Emotionally it affected his soul. He was unable to study and lay sick with terror about the monsters solitude. Another exhausting side effect came upon swift wind to what he had invented. A child, his brother who hasn't met life yet but only just began his childhood. Murder of William his beloved brother, by the vile Monster; it was like a poison dagger touching his heart. ...read more.

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Wept and unhappy doesn't suggest the strength of fear but the moon hiding behind clouds still shows its brightness. Using a simile can convey the point deeply. To personify an object to give human characteristics shows the resemblance between the objects and humans. The pines are not tall or luxuriant, but they are sombre, and add an air if severity to the scene". A sad person gets smaller, their heads drops down they are like a pine hard and sombre. Shelly uses poetic language but in an exclusive way. Poems in the middle of chapters allow the story to move forward in time. Each word has a great shadow behind it; they have control over the situation. The 1931 edition of Frankenstein is sub-titled 'The Modern Day Prometheus'. The Greek mythology says that gods existed before mankind and they were the leader to heaven and hell. Zeus was the leader of all gods who had the power of insensibility. Prometheus at that time was a minor God who had less power over the world. His ambitions were different and so he distinguished humans from animals by talking the qualities from animals and donating them to humans. Due to his action he was banished for many years. This was the worst possible chastisement received in Gods. Prometheus and Victor have the same ordeal who both; tried to create super humans but in Victor's case the punishment was the death of him and his beloved family. Gods are meant to be infallible and logically this would suggest if Victor succeeded then he would have the attributes of a god: The world is deeply disturbed, by the dusk of the reckless creation, as the ruthless solitude is adhered. The enforcement of darkness masks nation. Nightmares begin as graves settle The shadowy figure appears at bedtime in their shelter. Death games come in darkness from hell. Lead me to under siege; to help her. Lay in terror or fear both; are your greatest defeat. Death is closer than you can hear. Help me; save me; from this heat. ...read more.

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