Fate In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Failures and successes in life have led many people to believe that destiny plays a role in one's future life outcome. Some say destiny, the “hidden power believed to control what will happen in the future”, is unchangeable; fate has already decided how one will live their life. Although in some cases this may be true, one is able to change their destiny by the deeds and actions they commit during their lifetime. Many people disregard the idea that actions play a large role in forming one's future. When one believes that they are strong enough to resist a mild cold or fever and decide to disregard the importance of caring for oneself, fate may take the reins and a more severe and even deadly sickness may come upon them due to their stubbornness. As young people are focused on work and gaining money, they ignore the fact that one's body also deserves the fervent care that one dedicates to work. Due to the lack of rest and bodily neglect, as one gets older illnesses such as cancer, arthritis, and severe back pain overcome the body;during their lifetime they ignored the simple signals their body sent and let destiny decide their future well being. Even in a society full of abundance, opportunity,…show more content…
Victor Frankenstein, through his actions, changed his destiny; sadly, his deeds led to the negative effects destiny had prepared for him. He failed to recognize the “hidden power” destiny holds when he sought to make nature accommodate to his superfluous creation. By disregarding the effects of providing life to a lifeless creature, fate, in the end formed a path of suffrage, and took those most dear to him. Unfortunately, Frankenstein’s recognition of destiny’s power was discovered to late and along with those whom he loved, his happiness and peace were also taken
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