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Frankenstein Lab Essay

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To Animate a Lifeless Body Introduction: If God is real, then why must he allow us to go through so much pain? The pain of losing a loved one. I found myself continuously thinking about this and knew I had to do something about it before I drove myself crazy. I was so involved in my new pursuit that unconsciously blocked myself from the world. "... but I did not watch the blossom or the expanding leaves - sights which before always yielded me supreme delight - so deeply was I engrossed in my occupation ... the fall of a leaf startled me, and I shunned my fellow creatures as if I had been guilty crime." (Page 41) Gothic Passage: " Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil as a dabbled among the unhallowed damps of the grave or tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay." (Page 39) Victor Frankenstein took the power of creation from God. If Frankenstein saw the creature as a monster then surely the rest of the world would see him like that was as well.Romantic Passage: " Everything was made to yield to her wishes and her convenience. He strove to shelter her, as a fair exotic is sheltered by the gardener, from every rougher wind and to surround her with all that could tend to excite pleasurable emotion in her soft and benevolent mind." (Page 19) Fantastic Passage: Fantasy as a literary mode has general elements such supernatural, a happy ending, dreams and visions, disguises. It deals with themes such as right vs. wrong, love, good vs. evil, fate. "The sun does not more certainly shine in the heavens than that which I now affirm is true." (Page 37) Motivation: My motivation is to rid the world of death and illness. My mother's death hurt me a great deal, and being surrounded by these dead corpses "I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter." (Page 37) " When I found so astonishing a power placed within my hands..." (Page 38) I was so inspired to create life and find a cure for death. That is when I decided to play God.Problem: Although it is a fact that all living things must come to an end, I cannot bare the thought of losing another loved one for the second time. I want to bring "... light into our dark world." (Page 39) Hypothesis: "I thought that if I could bestow animation upon lifeless matter, I might in process of time (although I now found it impossible) renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption." (Page 39) Perhaps if I am successful in my creation, things will be different and there might be immortal human beings...Materials: • fibres • muscles • veins "My ability to give life to animal as complex and wonderful as man. The materials at present within my command hardly appeared adequate to so arduous as an undertaking, but I doubted not that I should ultimately succeed." (Page 38) Percussions: I never thought about how my creation would...

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