Frankenstein vs. God

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No Human Can Play God
In the Bible, the book of Genesis 1:27 states that "God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Creating both men and women in His image, God is the only person who can do this successfully, giving us unconditional love and never abandoning us throughout our journey in life. On the other hand, Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist creates a life form due to his love of natural sciences. His desire to create this life form only for an experimental purpose unknowingly leads to disastrous outcomes for both Victor Frankenstein and his creation, the monster. In Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, the protagonist, Victor Frankenstein uses his knowledge
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Frankenstein's creation ultimately comes to life solely through electricity, which gave the monster life. The electricity is represented as light, which in biblical terms is related to life and birth. He violates ethical principles by bringing the dead to life, but also giving his creation spiritual life. The monster is created in Frankenstein's likeness where he is a representation of Frankenstein's inner self – ugly and unhappy. The outward appearance of the monster created by Frankenstein is "the mind and emotions turned in upon themselves, and his creature is the mind and emotions turned imaginatively outward, seeing a greater humanization through a confrontation of other selves" (Bloom 3). The monster is a representation of Frankenstein's emotions and thoughts. Frankenstein and the monster are opposites of each other mentally and physically – the monster is ugly and misunderstood, but extremely sensitive on the inside, while Frankenstein is decent looking and accepted by society, but ugly on the inside. The monster haunts Frankenstein's conscience, where "the cup of life poisoned forever, and although the sun shone upon him, as upon the happy and gay of heart, he saw around him not but a dense and frightful darkness, penetrated by no light but the glimmer of two eyes that glared upon him" (Shelley 166). The