Frankenstein Lab

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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...