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Frankestein 18-24 - Maggie Hobbs AP 12 Cohen Shelley's...

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Maggie Hobbs Cohen AP 12 Shelley's Frankenstein , 18-24 Victor's decision to marry Elizabeth immediately on returning from England seems foolhardy. The marriage represents the fulfillment of all the family's hopes and expectations. Elizabeth and Victor's marriage will affirm that nothing has changed, that life continues as usual. It serves as a blatant affront to the creature's desire to revenge himself upon his creator. Victor's marriage is dependent upon the creature's. He and Elizabeth will only be united if the creature is given his mate. Frankenstein says that a bolt has entered his soul, and the creature was brought to life by means of lightning. Victor and his creature have become inextricably entangled. Both are separated from humanity by an insurmountable barrier. for Frankenstein, his guilt. Victor's decision to abandon his second experiment seems to be motivated by humanitarian concerns, but it is also clear that he will expose his family and friends to grave danger if he does not comply with the creature's request. This possibility, however, appears not to have occurred to Victor. He assumes that the creature's wrath will be visited upon him on his imminent wedding-night. The creator and his creation continue to double one another, though their relation is now hopelessly confused. Victor is now the creature's "slave," and his life is entirely of the creature's design. It is no
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