Evil And Evil In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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We all like to think that evil is not born within us, but rather nurtured into us; while this may be true for some, others have evil born directly into them. When man toys with the powers reserved for only God, God strikes back with a wicked evil to show man the power that they truly lack. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein contains a prime example of a being born of unnatural causes and thus having these evil urges that they cannot control. Frankenstein’s monster is a highly intelligent being, and hence he is very manipulative. He pulls at the heartstrings of Victor’s emotions, but Victor can see the true evil that is within him. “But it is true that I am a wretch. I have murdered the lovely and helpless; I have strangled the innocent as they slept and grasped to death his throat who never injured me or any other living being,” had mentioned the monster after Victor’s death (197). The monster claims that he was unloved, and he was right in that regard, but that does not form evil. Evil forms by the weakness of one’s mind, not neglect. The monster being born from death symbolizes an inherent evil. Death is one often viewed as an evil, even though death is inevitable. By bringing his monster to life, Victor brought Death to the world of the mortals, as opposed to the underworld, both symbolically and literally. The harbinger of Death is now a live entity that can do as he pleases; as opposed to being an entity of carrying out destiny it is a creature of forging destiny. Death is
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