How does Victor Frankenstein's ambition destroy his family?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 4:13 am ad1c9bdddf
When Victor Frankenstein creates his monster, he meddles in matters unfit for human beings to explore. Driven by ambition for glory, he gives life where none exists. Playing God, he composes a body from decomposing parts complete with muscles, bones, skin and vital organs. His object in giving life is to obtain immortality for humanity. His plan, however, does not succeed as he hopes. After successfully infusing life into his creation, Frankenstein flees the scene abandoning his creation from sheer horror. During the entire process, Victor is aware that he is taking a risk; yet he chooses to continue with his work which leads to his destruction and that of every person dear to him.
When Victor Frankenstein first contemplates the creation of a human being, he has just made a most valuable discovery. He states, "I succeeded in discovering the cause of generation and life; nay, more, I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter" (Shelley 56). Once Victor has discovered that "so astonishing a power was placed within my hands," he considers what to do with ...
In this solution, I discuss Victor Frankenstein's ambition to create a new form of human life and how he destroys himself and his family through this ambition.
Modern views of self esteem found in Hawthorne's "The Birthmark"and O'Connor's "Good Country People"
Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birthmark" and Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" both deal (at least in part) with the idea of self image and self esteem based on physical characteristics and body markings.
Today's American culture has a multitude of views on physical perfection and body modification through piercing and tattooing.
1. I am researching the modern views of self esteem based on physical characteristics.
2. I have to reflect in a paper on how the views presented in either (or both) of these short stories are the same and/or different from the modern views.
3. I have to present five (5) typed, double spaced pages of work for this paper, not including works cited page.
4. I must use quoted material from at least three outside sources and from each story that I refer to in order to support and illustrate my exploration of this. These quotes must of course be properly documented within the text per MLA.
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