Similarities Between The Crucible And Frankenstein

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How do male character shape or influence the texts in The Crucible and Frankenstein? “Power is nothing unless you can turn it into influence” (Unknown), it is human nature to want power and influence. The male characters in the following texts have achieved this goal. Society has portrayed males as dominant figures. Males govern the better positions in society whereas females generally do not. The Crucible written by Arthur Miller and Mary Shelley portray the role of male characters in society well. From the way Giles Corey dies to the Creation of the Monster, these texts show the influential role that specifically males occupy in the world. The texts by Arthur Miller and Mary Shelley both portray male characters who are influential…show more content…
Victor Frankenstein is a man who holds lots of power because he comes from a rich family in Geneva. His ambitions and what people expect from him lead to the creation of a being that he later regrets. “ No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards, like a hurricane in the first enthusiasm of success. Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world ” (Victor). Basically Victor is talking about creating the Monster. The Psychoanalytical theory is shown here because Victor has an id that tries to satisfy his ego through the creation of the Monster. The deadly sin of Immoral scientific experimentation is also relevant because Victor is trying to be like God and do something that nobody should even test. Victor does not think about the consequences of his creation. He has his own selfish goals so that he can feel powerful too. The danger of knowledge is a theme that is also expressed because the knowledge he gains also comes with a dangerous power which haunts him afterwards. In comparison both Victor and Parris strive for their own goals and do not really care about the consequences. They differ because Victor does this to satisfy his own ego but Parris does this to not only satisfy his own ego but to make others think he is a really good guy. Victor and Parris have the same amount of power and influence in their societies too. Victor lust for power and his desire to fulfil his goal to be none and remembered as someone eventually leads to him being very troubled and
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