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Good and Bad Choices in Frankenstein

"And Go said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and

let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the cattle, and over

all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he them.

And God blessed them." Genesis 2:26-28 a.

These are the words that are written in the second chapter of the Holy

Bible. God formed man and man then had choices on whether or not to eat from

one certain tree in the garden. They did not make the right choice and were

punished for that choice and the rest of the generations are still punished

today for a choice that Adam and Eve made. Prometheus and Frankenstein had

similar choices to Adam and Eve.

Prometheus was a semi-god and his job or task was to create man. After

creating the man, Prometheus felt it his job to protect his creation. In doing

so, he gave fire to man that he had stolen from Zeus. From Prometheus's actions

he suffered for the rest of eternity. When Victor Frankenstein made his being,

he made a choice to "animate lifeless clay and body-parts", to become a being.

The choice he made would haunt him for the rest of his life. When Zeus finds

out that Prometheus has stolen his fire, he took Prometheus to a top of a

mountain and chains him to the mountain. Every day an eagle comes down and rips

him open and eats his insides. During the night Prometheus would recover during

the night.

After Victor Frankenstein created his being, he called it pure evil, but

in reality, Victor made his being evil. When Prometheus opens the box that his

bother sends to him (Pandora's box) he lets out all the evil things that corrupt

the world.

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