Frankenstein’s Monster: Devoid of Humanity or Emulating Humanity? Essay

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Is frankenstein’s creation a monster devoid of all humanity or is he emulating humanity itself?
Ambition
Enlightenment
Victor and the monster represent the good and evil sides of humanity
“I little expected, in this enlightened and scientific age,” ch3
Appearances
“M. Krempe was a little squat man with a gruff voice and a repulsive countenance; the teacher, therefore, did not prepossess me in favour of his pursuits.” Ch3
“He appeared about fifty years of age, but with an aspect expressive of the greatest benevolence; a few grey hairs covered his temples, but those at the back of his head were nearly black. His person was short but remarkably erect and his voice the sweetest I had ever heard.” Ch3
“but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” Ch5
Fate/destiny
Victor has a fatalistic view of the world
“rather let me say such the words of the fate--enounced to destroy me” ch3
“Thus ended a day memorable to me; it decided my future destiny.” Ch 3
“In other studies you go as far as others have gone before you, and there is nothing more to know; but in a scientific pursuit there is continual food for discovery and wonder.” Ch4

Tampering with nature
Nature is all powerful
Has an balance/cycle
“I was like the Arabian who had been buried with the dead and found a passage to life, aided only by one glimmering and seemingly ineffectual light.” Ch4
Light
“until from the midst of this darkness a sudden light broke in upon me--a light so brilliant and wondrous, yet so simple,” ch4
“Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should…