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Connally1 Tyler Connally Mrs.Grievenkamp 26 January 2009 W09 101b Paper 1 When is enough, enough? When is enough, enough in regards to having limits? What if the atomic bomb was not created, would there still be a bomb that could destroy a entire city? What if Victor Frankenstein never pulled the lever to make the creation come alive, would there still be a destructive creature roaming the streets? The words spoken by the great director George B. Shaw expresses how he feels about creation. He states “ Imagination is the beginning of creation . You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. ”. Shaw decided to “write plays in order to illustrate his criticism of the English stage (noble lectures).” In Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein has the desire to discover something with his scientific studies and with that knowledge he created the wretch. The quote expressed by Shaw connects to the novel, Frankenstein , written by Mary Shelley, because it shows that imagination has to be present in order for there to be a creation. With creation there has to be a desire to imagine the creation and in the end the will to create what you imagine has to be there, with knowing the limits where curiosity and education are concerned.
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Connally2 In the novel Frankenstein, education is very prevalent in both Victor Frankenstein and in his creation. At the beginning of Victor Frankenstein’s life he had the thirst for knowledge and was driven to learn more. He proclaims “It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things or the inner spirit of nature and mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my enquires were directed to the metaphysical, or, in its highest sense, the physical secrets of the world (Shelley45).” Frankenstein wanted to learn about everything that occurred in the world, it did not matter to him because he was so intrigued with everything. Later in Victor Frankenstein life he affirms “Natural Philosophy is the genius that has regulated my fate; I desire therefore, in this narration, to state those facts which led to
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