The Role Of Alchemy In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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At the beginning of the novel, Victor Frankenstein was just a young boy who wanted to acquire as much knowledge as he could about alchemy. Through college, his studies broadened and he obsessed over how the living became deceased. Victor decided that he wanted to make a dead corpse alive again using his knowledge of chemistry, anatomy, and alchemy. He spent two years piecing together corpses until he finally created the living dead. Consequently, he then realizes that maybe it was not such a good idea after he sees how hideous the creature was. His realization was too late and Victor fled his apartment leaving this monster, about eight feet tall and scary looking, to fend for itself. The monster explained to Victor his stressful first moments
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