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Frankenstein The God Of Monsters Essay

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The idea that death is just the beginning of the ‘after life’ is one of the main Christian believes. According to the religion of Christianity when a person dies there are two options regarding were the soul would eternity remain. If a person followed all of the foundations of Christianity the soul goes to heaven, on the other hand, if a person disobeyed the foundations of Christianity then the soul goes directly to hell. If a person gets to attach to the material world and neglects their spirituality then they fear death, while a person with a strong spiritual life may look at death as the way to go to heaven. However, on Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein the views of death are very ...view middle of the document...

The simile “like a hurricane” implies that his “enthusiasm of success” is natural, therefore, healthy because hurricanes are natural and understandable. This comparison makes his desire seem pure and not savage. Also, by saying that he will create a ‘new specie’ indicates that he wants to create a better version of a human. The world ‘new’ in this passage means progress and innovation in the context of humanity.
Adding to the idea that Frankenstein believes himself capable of creating a ‘new specie’ and defying Christianity, he also has a non-Christian view of death. He views death as “lifeless matter” and “corruption of the body”, while Christians believe that death is an opportunity to be closer to God; heaven. Christians believe that following death, the soul is given new knowledge regarding the final eternal destination; heaven or hell. Also, Frankenstein referring to death as a “destruction of the body” emphasizes the importance that the ‘body’ plays in his life. To Frankenstein, the body symbolically represents life and the materialistic world. In Christianity the body is not vital since it is decomposed while the soul will continue living, as a result, in Christianity the soul is much more important than the body. Frankenstein by valuating the body and not the soul of a human being communicates his disbelieve in divinity.
Adding on the idea that Frankenstein beliefs himself to be better than God,...

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