Similarities Between Frankenstein And Frankenstein

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Frankenstein and the creature are similar in that they have a moment of dreams and goodness, and that they allude to Paradise Lost in the same context of a fallen angel. However, they are also different in that Frankenstein blames the creature for all the atrocities that have occurred while the creature blames it on his misery, and that Frankenstein has rejected his social life while the creature craves for it. Frankenstein and the creature are similar in that they have a moment of dreams and goodness in their beginnings. Frankenstein began his studies in hopes of becoming famous. The whole reason for the creation of the creature was to become famous for being able to animate the dead. In the story he says, “I believed myself destined for some great enterprise” (Shelley, 403). From the beginning of his childhood, he has always aspired to greatness and wanted to be famous. This explains why he had high hopes for his studies and creation of the creature. He discounted the negative possibilities to occur from his creation because he was blinded by his desire of fame and glory that he dearly aspired. Regardless, his actions were due to his hopes and dreams which would eventually cause his decadence. Similarly, the creature had a moment in his life in which he had high hopes for his future. Upon learning about society and life, he aspired to be an actor. In the story he says, “Once my fancy was soothed with dreams of virtue, of fame, and of enjoyment” (425).
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