Nature And Nature In Frankenstein

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Ellen Gonzalez Per. 5 Frankenstein Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is about Victor Frankenstein’s excessive knowledge in the sciences and his refusal to accept his own creation. Frankenstein starts with a healthy curiosity in the sciences that eventually turns into an unhealthy obsession he can no longer control. He undergoes a drastic transformation because of making experiments that eventually result in his biggest one yet; the monster. Shelley applies the themes: the danger of too much knowledge, ambition, monstrosity, isolation, and Nature vs. Nurture throughout the novel with the characterization of the monster and Frankenstein. At the beginning of the novel, the reader learns that Victor Frankenstein comes from a good caring family. Frankenstein telling about his joyous childhood makes one foreshadow the tragedy that is in the future. Foreshadowing is big in the first chapters as victor recalls that his interest in natural philosophy was the “fatal impulse” that led to his ruin. Shelley uses the foreshadowing to add suspense to the story making the reader wonder about the awf...
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