God In Frankenstein Research Paper

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God is an unachievable status that is manifested within human existence. Religion and its Gods are controversial due to differences in beliefs; yet, there is still a certain basis at which God can be discussed. In analyzing a figure such as God, many key characteristics can be identified in numerous books of both the old and new Christian testaments. God, as the highest order of ontological theory, has the power to create life and serves to be the supreme guide to his creations. In a somewhat aligning interest, Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, studies and utilizes natural philosophy, or chemistry, to resurrect inanimate body parts into a towering creature, creating a life form who is then isolated and victimized as a murderous …show more content…

God is known to be omnipresent, or “the builder of everything” (The Holy Bible, Romans 1:20), which sources from his supernatural ability to bring forth whatever He pleases to the world. As implied in the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Christian old testament, when God wanted light He simply said, “‘let there be light,’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). In addition to being the highest dweller in terms of His powers, God is also labeled to be immortal, with an “everlasting” (Isaiah 40:28) existence where he guides his creations, man and woman, through his unfathomable knowledge. This suggests that there exists a strong sense of belief and hope in God as Ketuvim, in the old testament, writes “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2). With this in mind, God can be viewed as an all powerful being who can easily conjure humans into existence, while providing a set of moral beliefs to ensure a prosperous life. Based upon this definition of God, Victor’s pursuit in creating life may at first resemble acts of God; but, much like a chair missing a leg, Victor’s overpowering creature, ordinary abilities, and lack of influence over his creation falls short of the qualifying aspects of a

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