The Role Of Human Being In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein, a novel written by Mary Shelley is about Victor, a man that is obsessed with science and the anatomy of the human body, and eventually creating the monster. The monster is created with chemicals and old human remains that were dug up from graves of the dead. With an electrical spark, the monster comes to life. Victor is successful at creating a living being, he fails to create a human being. Throughout the novel the monster tries to become human but in the end he is not able to fit in. The monster has his own category of a being, he is not created the same way as humans, he doesn’t have the same understanding as humans, he does not look the same way as humans, nor is he accepted by humans. The monster is his own type of being and cannot be related to humans.…show more content…
“I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet” (34). Without worrying about any consensuses or dangers, Victor’s main concern here is to give life to this creature that he created. Victor himself does not believe that he is creating a human being as he refers to his creation as “lifeless thing”. To bring this thing to life, Victor will “infuse a spark of being”. The term “being” is not something we would refer to humans as. Although humans are considered beings, humans are usually associated with life. Also Victor’s predicted of the monster’s appearance was for it to be beautiful. Victor spend so much time to put the monster together, that he even used human parts. Victor initially wanted the monster to be human and look like one. But only after his creation became alive did Victor then realize that his creature is hideous and doesn’t look like a human. After the monster had become alive, Victor does not in any way show that his creation could be or is
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