The ideas of
religion or a higher power have always been sensitive subjects for
many people because of the uncertainty presented. As humans, there
is a natural urge for understanding, prompting one to push
boundaries and quench the thirst of knowledge that consumes the
mind and soul. This drive for learning has blurred the line between
moral and immoral, adding complexity to deciding whether or not it
is acceptable to do something in the name of science. In Mary
Shelleys popular book
Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, Victor Frankenstein
attempts to play God by creating an unnatural creature and
disturbing the circle of life. Frankenstein is arrogant, careless,
and almost inhumane.
When Frankenstein first sets off on his journey to show more content
Once the creature is becomes animated, Frankenstein leaves him alone and allows his creation to roam freely, even though Frankenstein knows the creature can potentially become dangerous. The creature leaves because of the rejection he felt from the only person he wanted to be accepted by. Still, Frankenstein does nothing to stop the creature from leaving and causing trouble.
The worst trait Frankenstein possesses is his inhumanity and lack of compassion towards the being he created. When the creature asks Frankenstein for a companion to share his life with, he disagrees. Although Frankenstein did not do anything wrong in refusing to make a second creature, he was very inconsiderate to the creatures feelings. Frankenstein went wrong by ultimately getting the creatures hopes up with the promise of a companion and then destroying the new creation in front of him.
While the creature was at the De Lacys cottage, he learned about God, the devil, and Adam. The creature compares himself to Adam because he is the first of a new species. He also notices that although the devil is evil, he still had companions to trust. This is where the creature originally got his idea to convince Frankenstein to make a female companion for
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