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Choices In Mary Shelley'S Frankenstein

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Autor:  anton  28 October 2010
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Good and Bad Choices in Frankenstein

“And Go said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and

let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the cattle, and over

all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he them.

And God blessed them.” Genesis 2:26-28 a.

These are the words that are written in the second chapter of the Holy

Bible. God formed man and man then had choices on whether or not to eat from

one certain tree in the garden. They did not make the right choice and were

punished for that choice and the rest of the generations are still punished

today for a choice that Adam and Eve made. Prometheus and Frankenstein had

similar choices to Adam and Eve.

Prometheus was a semi-god and his job or task was to create man. After

creating the man, Prometheus felt it his job to protect his creation. In doing

so, he gave fire to man that he had stolen from Zeus. From Prometheus's actions

he suffered for the rest of eternity. When Victor Frankenstein made his being,

he made a choice to "animate lifeless clay and body-parts", to become a being.

The choice he made would haunt him for the rest of his life. When Zeus finds

out that Prometheus has stolen his fire, he took Prometheus to a top of a

mountain and chains him to the mountain. Every day an eagle comes down and rips

him open and eats his insides. During the night Prometheus would recover during

the night.

After Victor Frankenstein created his being, he called it pure evil, but

in reality, Victor made his being evil. When Prometheus opens the box that his

bother sends to him (Pandora's box) he lets out all the evil things that corrupt

the world.

Frankenstein can be compared to Prometheus. Both Frankenstein and

Prometheus made things that undoughtily went wrong. Frankenstein made the being

and by the end of the book the being had turned out to be an evil creature that

no one wanted to have anything to do with. But at the same time, Prometheus

brought on himself Pandora's Box.

In the same way, Victor Frankenstein is like Zeus. Frankenstein made

the being and Zeus made Prometheus and he made fire to help out man.

Frankenstein, after making his being, did not want anything to do with the being

because he was scary and no one wanted to be around him. In the same way, Zeus

did not want to have anything to do with Prometheus. Both the being and

Prometheus were made to be used for good but their creators made them into crazy

and scary things. The being and Prometheus are banned and are left to die but

neither one of them are able to die and have no way of getting out of the

situations they are in.

Everything is made up of choices. In the world today there are good

choices and there are bad choice. Everyone has to make choices and through

Prometheus and through Victor Frankenstein anyone can see what happens when you

make the wrong choice.



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