Thinking Piece #10 Mary Shelley introduces the creature in her horror novel, "Frankenstein", as a somewhat compassionate, intellectual being. The creature was created by the main protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, through his obsession with science and life with the use of unsettling materials from corpses. The creature is supposed to be a character that warrant the reader's compassion but, does very evil deeds such as killing innocent members of Victor's family for petty revenge. Events like these that occur throughout the novel, makes the readers have less compassion about the creature and more for those who died at the hands of the creature. Of course, the creature does deserve some sympathy to some extent. Victor spent many months creating this being and bringing it to life. In a way, Victor represents a father figure in , what it seems to Victor, an unpleasant incident. The creature being given life represents a more child-like figure and of course wants to receive love and affection from his father figure, or in this case, creator. But, Victor runs away from the creature and refuses to acknowledge him as an individual or person. This does hurt the creature, not being seen as something wanted, but it does not justify the actions that he proceeds to do. Just because of his hatred towards his creator, the creature decides to take the lives of many people close to Victor such as William, Justine, Elizabeth, and Henry. The readers would have more sympathy for these characters rather than the creature due to the fact that the creature kills all of them. As a reader, I felt that the creature's actions were very unnecessary since…
Memory Box: Frankenstein
When thinking about what text to use for this assignment, Mary Shelly’s classic novel Frankenstein seemed to be the obvious choice because I found a lot of meaning through its versatility and its ability to relate to a worldwide audience. Frankenstein has been one of the most valuable pieces of literature I have ever read because it expresses several different themes about life- such as the dangers of knowledge, sublime nature, and monstrosity- in just one book. I chose…
List 5 facts about this famous movie, its director, or the actors. Search the Internet.
1. The director, Kenneth Branagh plays Victor Frankenstein.
2. The budget for the film was $45 million.
3. The release date was November 4th, 1994.
4. The film was nominated for Best Makeup in the Academy Awards and nominated for Best Production design for the British Academy Film Awards.
5. There is a game based on this film on Super Nintendo.
1. Clerval is not a close childhood friend…
Frankenstein is the story of a man whose ambition conducts him to seek for supernatural powers. In his attempt to reach a God-like level, he acts basically for his own interest and wants to see his name glorified by humanity. Power and Glory—two of much-discussed human ambitions—are his primary aims. To achieve this goal, he makes an extensive use of knowledge and science. The whole scientific knowledge he acquires through his research and his experiments will lead him to desolation, loneliness and…
Essay #1 (Revision): Frankenstein
An inspiring voice in early 19th century European literature, authoring the timely piece, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley inquires into an array of thought-provoking affairs that, with acknowledgment to the time being, remain largely unaddressed. Victor Frankenstein, on whom the novel is primarily focused, sets forth making sense of nature’s unexplained mysteries--life and death--by dabbling with…
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY GLOBAL CAMPUS |
Situational Analysis |
Critical Thinking Mod. 3 |
Jennesee Forster |
Select an article in a newspaper or magazine that discusses a government policy on goods or services. Summarize the article using at least three economic terms and theories covered in class. Identify the impact of the policy on Demand or Supply of the good(s) or service(s). Discuss the change(s).Draw a supply and demand graph to explain this change. Be sure to label…
In Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, it is not just a horrifying gothic novel about a mysterious creature it also contains the authors ethical outlook on scientific and moral issues. Issues that Mary Shelly discussed were natural vs. unnatural or biotechnology, social expectance, and homosexuality. The moral topics that the author used foreshadowed on issues today and issues that were just beginning to be controversial topics at the time that Mary Shelly wrote her novel.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, adapted by Philip Pullman, the main character Frankenstein faces a problem that he cannot control his reaction. This problem and the way he respinds to it helped me understand the idea that it is damgerous to play god. Throughout the text Frankenstein plays god by creating the monster nut ultimately becomes the victim when he can no longer control his creation.
A problem faced by Frankenstein in the story is that thinking of himself as playing as god…
We are going to create a FrankenWiki –a resource folder related to Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. You
will locate and save articles about topics related to Frankenstein. So what topics could or should be covered?
You will share your presentation and handout through Googledrive. Make the presentation as interactive as
possible. You can include some external links, but the work must represent your own efforts first and foremost.
Consult the revised rubric for more details. You must collect…
March 3, 2015
Throughout the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the main character Victor leaps into a realm of grotesque and appalling horror. Although this story was not the first gothic novel known to be published, the genre had only been around since seventeen fifty-four. Just the thought alone of raising the dead was enough to have people cringing in disbelief, and Shelley purposely hoped to evoke a sense of revulsion in her readers while…