Summary Of Chapter 5 Of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein is a Gothic novel written by Mary Shelley. Frankenstein is about a mad scientist by the name of Victor Frankenstein, who conducts a scientific experiment of creating life. Although the novel is fictional, the ideas incorporated into the novel are not. Shelley wrote Frankenstein during the Romantic period where the main focus was scientific innovation. There was many research done on human anatomy and chemistry. Through Frankenstein, Shelley illustrates the conflicts of man versus nature.
Chapter 5 of Frankenstein is a pivotal turning point in the novel because it marks Frankenstein’s crossing of the threshold into unknown territory. Frankenstein plays the role of God in creating life. The Creature comes alive and his birth turns out to be the bane of Frankenstein’s existence as a scientist. Although Frankenstein’s experiment is a scientific breakthrough, there are repercussions for attempting to manipulate the circle of life through unnatural means. Frankenstein’s reaction towards his creation sets up the inner conflict that will haunt Frankenstein in the future as he regrets trying to challenge the natural balance of humanity and nature. Frankenstein’s creation is the catalyst for the destruction of his life.
Along with establishing the Creature’s existence, chapter 5
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Frankenstein’s ideology draws inspiration from the Romantic period―a time of expression. Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein grew up in a period where she and her peers believed in diversity and uniqueness. This is achieved through a scientific revolution during the late 18th century where there was a fusion of knowledge from natural philosophy and chemistry to form a scientific theory that suggest elements could be put together to create matter. In the 19th century, Romanticists sought a way to advance scientific knowledge that would connect humanity and nature
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