Frankenstein - Power

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  • Power
    • VF's power to captivate Walton and his audience
    • VF's power to usurp God and women by creating the monster
      • "I alone should be reserved to discover so astonishing a secret"
      • "I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter" This could lead him to believe he has a power greater than God.
        • Theme of purgatory forms links with RAM
          • "I alone should be reserved to discover so astonishing a secret"
    • The monster's power over VF: sets himself up as more powerful
      • The monster is the primary object in VF's life
    • Elizabeth's power over VF: she asserts herself over their wedding, Justine's trial etc
      • "Answer me I conjure you, by our mutual happiness, with simple truth" Direct manner shows she does not feel under his authority or power
      • Descriptive lang of her as an angel may convey that she has a divine power
      • "I shall need no other happiness" demonstrates her independence, she does not need him to protect her
    • Divine aspirations of VF to create life and bring back the dead
      • Paradise lost references
        • VF can  be considered to be God or Satan
    • Power of the narrator
      • Walton has the power to continue the story
    • Science's power over VF: he devotes himself to it
    • Science has power over religion
    • The power of knowledge: that creates the monster
    • The power of William's death over everybody


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