Abuse Of Power In Frankenstein

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Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, is a classic horror of how one man is able to abuse his power by scientifically creating new life. Throughout the story we see Victor Frankenstein battling the torments of his monster. Countless times he falls ill, is threatened by the beast he created, and has friends and family harmed. However, Frankenstein’s struggles could have easily been avoided, but because he had an obsession with playing God, feared his creation, and was too stubborn to create a companion, he ultimately led to his own demise. From the beginning of this tale, we see Frankenstein’s passion for science and learning. After commencing his studies at Ingolstadt, we start to see Frankenstein’s thirst for knowledge when he says, “treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation.” (Shelley 48). Additionally, this is where we first get a glimpse of Frankenstein’s intentions. By the start of chapter 10 we see Frankenstein’s endeavors at creating life while he studies natural philosophy and chemistry, and soon we learn, “I had worked hard for nearly…show more content…
In response to this new life created, Frankenstein decided to run from the room to his bed chamber where he finds temporary relief before finding the monster hovering over him in his sleep. Next, Frankenstein decides to escape the apartment all together, and upon returning, realizes the monster had disappeared. If Frankenstein had not run in terror of his creation, he could have stayed with the creation as a type of parent figure. By having Frankenstein as a companion, the creation would not have felt alone and would not have felt the need to force Frankenstein into providing him with a

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