LIT203 Assignment 1 - Christopher 1 Taylor Christopher...

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Christopher 1 Taylor Christopher Professor Evarkiou SU13 LIT203 SEC1 April 10, 2013 Frankenstein appears to address the issue of abortion throughout the reading. They both express the ugliness and the hideousness of the monster that Victor has created. Victor’s initial response after having created the monster was one of disgust. He states, “I gnashed my teeth, my eyes became inflamed, and I ardently wished to extinguish that life which I had so thoughtlessly made.” This issue also suggests to be present in other areas with Victor. He decides to destroy his female monster creation and prevents her from coming alive. Abortion is referred to when Victor expounds upon his idea of natural philosophy. He declares, “I at once gave up my former occu- pations; set down natural history and all its progeny as a deformed and abortive creation and en- tertained the greatest disdain for a would-be science, which could never even step within the threshold of real knowledge.” Victor becomes discontent with natural philosophy and eventually
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