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...eatures. Victor Frankenstein is given this power when he discovers the secret to reanimating dead remains, by which he creates the Being we have all come to call Frankenstein. In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley depicts this amazing power and the change it causes in not only Victor’s life but in the world. Along the way the young Victor Frankenstein creates more than what he initially believed but his greed and vanity shield him from recognizing the responsibilities and implications that arise, all of which are analyzed the by David Collings in his essay “The Monster and the Maternal Thing: Mary Shelley’s Critique of Ideology.” As Uncle Ben once told Peter Parker “remember, with great power. Comes great responsibility.” Victor acquired great power but disregarded all responsibilities that resulted out of his creations, therefore creating himself as a monster.
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