02-21-2007 10:05 PM
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Message Edited by chad on 02-22-200711:30 AM
02-23-2007 11:46 AM
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Message Edited by bogeycadet on 02-23-200708:35 PM
02-24-2007 09:55 AM - edited 02-24-2007 09:55 AM
Well, the book is about beginnings and beliefs about beginnings, do you believe that there was anything before God?
Victor does imitate God, but I don't think he consciously does so. The monster also desires to have a mate and I think a presumption is that the monster would procreate with his bride of Frankenstein and I think Victor considers this in his decsion to abort the experiment. But the monster's need is human I think- we all want to be with someone like ourselves, or create a friend for ourselves.
So, does man naturally imitate god in his wish to create or befriend someone like himself or someone that looks like himself, either through natural or unnatural means? I guess this is coming down to beliefs about our origins, which differ in humanity. This difference of opinion may still be insurmountable, at least, it's a challenge for the human being to circumvent, now and in the future I think.
I think she mentions a Hindu belief in her beginning which is kind of interesting...
Message Edited by chad on 02-24-200709:57 AM
02-27-2007 10:50 AM
02-28-2007 07:25 PM - edited 02-28-2007 07:25 PM
People are created for not entirely unselfish reasons. In Victor's case, the reasons for creating the monster are more "pure" or more "unselfish" than mankind's or his own father's- remember that no sex took place. Reasons about why we're here on earth may manifest themslves in life and I hope those reasons would be all positive, in a wonderful world. Sometimes we can find the answers from our parents, sometimes we have to trace our origins all the way back to Adam and Eve, but not everyone believes they existed and not everyone believes God exists- some simply believe in a telescope.
So, to wrap it up, Victor created the monster for humanity, to be a like a God, but the monster he created was just that: a monster, but a monster of selfish creation, something to benefit humanity. He did not have the monster's best interests in mind, and I think, misjudged humanity. There simply was no way the monster could pop in the beauty salon for a makeover.
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02-28-2007 08:01 PM - edited 02-28-2007 08:01 PM
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