Response To Frankenstein Research Paper

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Carter Humphreys Ms. Corron English 11 Honors 27 February 2015 Summary and Response Paper for Marry Shelley’s Frankenstein The story of Frankenstein begins with letter exchanges between Mrs. Saville in England and Capt. Robert Walton on his voyage into the northern Arctic. We later meet Walton’s new companion that was stranded on a sheet of ice, that later foreshadows the project that Victor Frankenstein will soon under go, “And yet you rescued me from a strange and perilous situation; you have benevolently restored me to life.” (Shelley 25) As the first chapter digresses, it is reviled that the stranger in the beginning letters, was Victor Frankenstein, here he takes over a narrator of the story, beginning with describing his family history,…show more content…
His mom has now also died after falling ill, on her deathbed she pleads that Elizabeth and Victor marry. Struggling with the death of his mother however is where the true conflict becomes evident in the story. At this point, Victor begins to focus on the aspect of death and whether it could be possible to return life to a something. However in the sense that Frankenstein tried to play god and revive dead persons and bring that back to life is something that has essentially created a new conflict for Victor Frankenstein. Victor eventual tries to decide whether playing god was a good idea, “Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge. I could with pleasure have destroyed the cottage and its inhabitants and have glutted myself with their shrieks and misery.” (Shelley 130) Contemplating his creation, Victor flees, leaving the monster to rom out of control on its own, unsure of what will happen next; further complicating Victor’s life. But as the monster takes over the point of view it is reviled that he is not a blood thirsty animal but rather he is angered that he is hated by people because of his horrid appearance and his

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