Critical Analysis Of Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Critical Analysis About the author Naomi Hetherington is a member of the University of Sheffield, the department of lifelong learning. She is an early researcher in sexuality, religious culture, the 19th-century literature, and gender. She holds a BA in Theology and religious studies, an MA and a Ph.D. in Victorian Literature. She currently teaches four-year pathway literature degree at Sheffield University for students who have already attained foundation degrees. Among the books, she has written the critique of Frankenstein. I strongly agree with her thesis. Naomi feels that many people perceive the story as that of a high targeter who aims at archiving things that only God can accomplish and instead tends to imply…show more content…
In a real sense, although Frankenstein does not acknowledge any heavenly creator, he acknowledges his parents for giving birth to him. Contrary to man’s belief that man is made in God’s image, Frankenstein intricates his image in; “my vampire, my spirit let loose from the grave and forced to destroy all that was dear to me” (Shelley 57). Frankestine notes that he finds nothing blamable in all his part. In essence, he tries to justify his action of-of creating a creature which is beyond his control and is killing people. On the other hand, is referred as a criminal make the beast unhappy since it holds that all humans have wronged…show more content…
He also views Victor Frankenstein as the modern Prometheus that is stated in the title of the book. He argues Victor rebels against the divinely arranged order, steals spark from heaven, as illustrated in the book and creates a creature in his image (Cantor para. 3). However, just like Prometheus, he ends up bringing destruction and disaster upon the very people he was trying to help. The monster created by Victor plays a good role of the Prometheus in Shelly’s story (Shelley 104). Moreover, Paul also agrees with the Hetherington’s view that Frankenstein despite playing the role of God in creating the monster, he also compares himself to Satan. All my speculations and hopes are as nothing, and like the archangel who aspired to omnipotence, I am chained in an eternal hell" (Shelly
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