The Importance Of God In Victor Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley

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Is there a God? Is he real? These are questions that have managed to mess with humanity’s imaginations ever since the earliest stages of mankind until today. Although there has been many answers to these questions as there has been people asking them throughout history, a great majority seem to agree that God is the creator of all Mother Nature and mankind together. God is seen as this great father figure, someone who is loving and caring and someone who died for everyone’s sins. This thought made many believe that they too could create life and be like God, one of them being Victor Frankenstein. In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein’s obsession with the secret of life and passion for science leads to him to creating…show more content…
If a child is subjected to neglect or abuse at a young age, they will likely have a different view of the world than children who have loving parents. The creature, just like a child, lacked a parent, a father figure, someone to look up to, someone to guide him. The creature doesn’t even have a name. Ashley Lancaster (2008) from the Midwest Quarterly states that “Shelley further disconnects the monster from reality because Frankenstein never gives his creation a name, reinforcing the monster’s lack of identity and connection to society.” (p.134 para.1) His first experience with Victor was rejection. This is what set the pattern for his life. The night he was created he reached out to Victor just as baby would to their mother or father and Victor was frightened and ran away. In fear and disgust of what he created, Victor abandoned the creature, leaving him to fend for himself. With no one to love the creature or care for him he spent his first days in the forest and he states has he’s telling his tale, “I knew, and could distinguish nothing; but feeling pain invade me on all sides, I sat down and wept.” (Shelley p.70) He was only aware of his surroundings at that time and he later goes on to
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