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Analysis Of The Review Of Frankenstein

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The unknown author of “The review of Frankenstein; or the modern Prometheus (1818)” adequately supports his thesis,” We hope, however, the writer had the moral in view which we are desirous of drawing from it, that the presumptive works of man must be frightful, vile, and horrible: ending only in discomfort and misery to himself” supporting the thesis thought the cause and effects of the main characters actions leading to all he knows and loves to die and leaving him with only revenge in his heart.
Turmoil, lust, and revenge are some of the hidden terms you can find throughout the review of Frankenstein. The author starts with the showing how Frankenstein is a romantic and has lust for control and power from how he was raised and educated. Upon the authors further review he show the rejection of the creator to the repugnant creation. He then grows ill from all his obsessive work nearing death but only to be restored by a gentle friend. The creature then goes on to kill Frankenstein’s little brother in revenge and frames a loved family friend. With all the darkness the author shows more effects of Frankenstein’s actions with the death of his best friend followed by the death of his newly married wife, and later to have his father die of a broken heart leaving Frankenstein utterly alone only with revenge on his mind.
Frankenstein has successfully created a living being from dead matter, he creates his monster as he views 8 feet tall to be the “perfect man”. The main character is immediately repulsed by his work and rejects it upon its first breath. The author of the review shows the capabilities of man to create and also the aftermath of their internal fears coming to fluision. Man has always created great things that have not always benefitted society for example the creation of the nuclear bomb, it ended a war but in reality was a horrific creation for mankind.
In retaliation of the creator’s rejection cause him to seek out and murder Frankenstein’s little brother and frames a long time friend of the family. Later on Mont Black the creature confesses to his creator that he is the true murderer and tells of the family he secretly sought shelter with, learning to read and about human emotions yearning to belong. But once again the creature is rejected by society or in this case the De’ Lacey family even though he as tremounsly helped them through a hard winter. The...

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