The Influence Of Opinions In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Opinions are conceived by hypothetical situations as well as moments from the past; the consequences consequently resulting from these events are what influence these opinions to either become personal opinions or reincarnate to a Hindsight-based opinion (opinions formed from the ‘I-knew-it-all-along’ concept). The omniscient point of view present in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus supports how deriving themes, from the novel based on a hypothetical situation, substantiate personal and well-reserved opinions on the basis of ethical boundaries to the principles of science. Furthermore, the consequences resulting in ultimate tragedy that apply to the theme of Victor dealing with forces he cannot control, influences the idea…show more content…
Due to the fact that this grand mistake was not appropriated by Fate to Walton’s current circumstances, his own doubts and criticisms result--even if proof is bountiful. His criticisms are found in one of his letters he sent to his sister, Margaret: “Our conversations are not always confined to his own history and misfortunes. When we speak of literature I cannot help but notice how impeccable his intelligence is. But it is a shame when I cannot see his intellectual beauty when he constantly refers to his incident, or endeavours to move the passions of pity or love, without a single tear. I cannot help but think how glorious this man must have been in his days of success just to see that he resembles the same way in his ultimate ruin. He is aware of what his life and family is worth, as well as the greatness of his fall” (Shelley 148). Walton compliments Victor about his intelligence, but he criticises him about how he cannot see the effervescence of Victor’s intelligence when Victor repeatedly reminds himself about his sorrows to realize what he has lost instead of what he has gained: wisdom. (Form a…show more content…
“My life became subject to reality after my marriage, instead of experiencing my usual creative, fictional encounters. My husband, however, was from the first, very anxious that I should prove myself worthy of such creativity, and devote myself to something that would influence my fame. He was for ever inciting me to obtain literary reputation, even though I was clearly already interested in this field, though since reality took place I have become infinitely indifferent to it. At this time he desired that I should write, not so much with the idea that I could produce any thing worthy of notice, but that he might himself judge how far I possesses a far greater gift bestowed by my creativity. Still I did nothing. My life was intact because reality guided my decisions; travelling, and the cares of a family, occupied my time most of my days; and study, in the way of reading, or improving my ideas in communication with his far more cultivated mind, was all of literary employment that engaged my attention” (Shelley 8) is basically an allusion within her own piece of fiction: the cycle of Victor--the tragic hero. Shelley’s life

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