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Frankenstein (2): Science and the Consequences of Creation.


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Frankenstein (2): Science and the Consequences of Creation. Chaps 3-10 Main Issues: The Nature of Scientific Creation vs. Family and Nature Destiny vs. Responsibility. Outline. Chap 3-5: Starting Questions Contemporary Science and Victor’s Pursuit of Knowledge
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Frankenstein (2): Science and the Consequences of Creation Chaps 3-10 Main Issues: The Nature of Scientific Creation versus Family and Nature Destiny versus Obligation

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Outline Chap 3-5: Starting Questions Contemporary Science and Victor’s Pursuit of Knowledge Study of Death and Creation of Man * Destiny or Choice Chaps 5/6-10: Questions The Creature and * Victor’s Responses (escape  blame  obligation) the Role of Family and Friends ; The Use of Letters ; The Role of Nature * Justine and Frankenstein’s Secret * Monster versus Victor

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Starting Questions Pursuit of Knowledge: Under what conditions does Victor go to examine? What does he feel about concentrating on ? How can he change with contemplating? Production of Man: Destiny and Responsibility: In the past section (2), Victor sees all the advancement as an issue of fate. Do you concur? What are the attributes of his formation of a man? Is it depicted obviously? The results?

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Before Going to the University Elizabeth sick with red fever, The Mother contracts it and bites the dust of it. Prior to her demise, she requests Victor and Elizabeth’s union in marriage. (43) Victor’s grieving procedure: can't acknowledge her takeoff; reflections on her sounds and pictures  in sadness  understands his own particular obligations to proceed onward Elizabeth’s reactions – cover her misery and solaces others (44) Cherval: can't go.

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Victor and his Study of Contemporary Science (45)Alone: “ I cherished my siblings, Elizabeth, and Clerval; these were "old natural faces," yet I trusted myself completely unfitted for the organization of outsiders. Such were my appearance as I initiated my trip; however as I continued, my spirits and trusts rose . I passionately sought the procurement of learning. It is safe to say that he is changed? On the other hand would he say he is just not amiable? (Are you in a manner comparable when attending a university?)

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Victor and his Study of Contemporary Science (2) Between two educators common reasoning ( note ): Mr. Kempe and Mr. Waldman M. Kempe: “you must start your concentrates altogether over again .” (46)  Victor: not baffled, but rather not persuaded either (46) by the “little proud fellow” to “exchange delusions of unfathomable greatness for substances of little worth” (47). M. Waldman: persuades him to have confidence in science or current experts and to investigate diverse branches of characteristic reasoning. (47)

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Victor and his Study of Contemporary Science (3) "The old educators of this science … guaranteed impossibilities and performed nothing. The current experts guarantee practically nothing; they realize that metals can't be transmuted and that the solution of life is a figment yet these logicians, whose hands appear to be just made to fiddle with earth, and their eyes to pore over the magnifying lens or pot, have for sure performed wonders .” (47)

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Victor’s Study of Life and Death: “Unless I had been enlivened by a practically heavenly excitement , my application to this study would have been irritating , and verging on excruciating “ (51) “To look at the reasons forever, we should first have response to death.” From Death to the reasons forever: the art of life structures  procedure of rot of human body. Not perplexed of murkiness, churchyard. ( note )

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The Process of Discovery (p. 52) I perceived how the fine type of man was debased and squandered ; I viewed the defilement of death succeed to the sprouting cheek of life; I perceived how the worm acquired the eye's miracles and mind . I delayed, inspecting and dissecting all the particulars of causation, as exemplified in the change from life to death, and demise to life , until from the middle of this murkiness a sudden light softened up upon me- - a light so splendid and wondrous, yet so basic, that while I got to be mixed up with the tremendousness of the prospect which it delineated, I was astounded that … that only i ought to be saved to find so bewildering a secret.(?)  The cycle of life; how the “human” gets broke down into the non-human however life goes on.

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The Creation of Man (2): Animation (p. 52) “After days and evenings of amazing work and weariness, I succeeded in finding the reason for era and life ; nay, more, I got to be myself equipped for offering activity to dead matter .

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Destiny and Responsibility Victor: can't stop his advantage Sees it as predetermination: (chap 2) His Views: e.g. nothing can change my fate (p. 30; 38; 42) (chap 4) P. 45 Chance- - or rather the malicious impact, the Angel of Destruction , which affirmed all-powerful influence over me from the minute I turned my hesitant strides from my dad's entryway - drove me first to M. Krempe M. Waldman gives him a few books, which “decide[s his] future predetermination .” (49)

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Destiny and Responsibility (2) Hesitates over how to utilize his energy yet induced by his fixation, aspiration and pride : pp. 52-55 Obsession and resolve: his extraordinary eagerness for something irritating; Ambition and Pride : Thinks that he “alone” finds the mystery. (p. 52) “What had been the study and yearning of the most shrewd men since the world's formation was presently inside of my grip .” p. 53 I was urged to trust my present endeavors would at any rate establish the frameworks of future achievement .

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The Creation of Man and Victor P. 54-55 – proceeded with articulation of pride, transgression of limits and obsessiveness “Life and passing appeared to me perfect limits , which I ought to first achievement, and empty a deluge of light into our dim world.“ “If I could offer liveliness to inert matter, I may in procedure of time ( despite the fact that I now thought that it was unthinkable ) recharge life where demise had clearly given the body to defilement . eager, rushed, (54) connected with, absolute entirety, in one interest. (55) his absence of correspondence

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Victor: Then and Now His Father – V thought him “unjust” then; now he considers himself to be not being “altogether free from blame.” quest for study influences his “affections” and “taste for straightforward pleasure” (pp. 55-56) Isn’t this a decent update for us to adjust our own particular “passionate” interest (of learning, bliss, and so forth.) with keeping up our sensitivity for people around us and our straightforward joys in consistent lives?

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After the Creation (chaps 5-10) – Questions What are Victor’s reactions to his making of the animal? Why is he disturbed by the animal? How can he neglect to be dependable? What do you think about the utilization of letters in these sections?

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The Creation –Negative and a Collage The negative words utilized notwithstanding when he portrays his endeavors: e.g. “dabbled among the unhallowed damps of the grave or tormented the living creature to vitalize the inert mud? ”(54) “collected bones from charnel-houses and aggravated , with profane fingers , the enormous privileged insights of the human casing. ” “filthy creation” Collects materials from charnel house, dismembering room and slaughterhouse  suggestions: beast as a composition, typical we could call our own personalities

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The Creation—A Collage pp. 57-58 - blend of magnificence and frightfulness ” The animal: His appendages were in extent, and I had chosen his components as delightful . Wonderful! Extraordinary God! His yellow skin barely secured the work of muscles and conduits underneath; his hair was of a shiny dark, and streaming ; his teeth of a silvery whiteness ; however these luxuriances just shaped a more awful appear differently in relation to his watery eyes , that appeared to be very nearly of the same shading as the dun-white attachments in which they were set, his withered composition and straight dark lips .

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Victor’s Dreams Two sorts of dream – his fantasy of creation and his bad dream of his mom and Elizabeth  “I grasped her, however as I engraved the first kiss on her lips, they got to be enraged with the tone of death; her components seemed to change, and I suspected that I held the carcass of my dead mother in my arms; a cover wrapped her structure, and I saw the grave-worms creeping in the folds of the flannel.”(58) bad dream as a buildup of Victor’s various wishes and sentiments of blame and loathsomeness over his absence of obligation, and his supposition of the part of a Creator ( the Mother’s part) of craving for Elizabeth and the mother. Indications of death interlaced with that of life. (later: the mother’s picture as confirmation of Justine’s blame p. 79)

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Victor’s Views of the Monster and First Responses First Responses: “the knave, the hopeless monster” Escape, happy to see his foe “fled”; sick, sees his animal as his “enemy” frequenting him (p. 61) (impermanent help –with Clerval and in nature) The father’s letter about William’s demise  Remorse; (p. 80): the beast as “the living landmark of assumption and rash ignorance” (pp. 91-92) “I had been the creator of unalterable shades of malice , and I lived in day by day dread keeping in mind that the creature whom I had made ought to execute some new naughtiness.

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Victor’s Views of the Monster and First Responses (2) First experience: needs to “extinguish the flash which