Frankenstein Essay Introduction

Hello, I need some help with an introduction. I've tried rewriting this; I'm normally a good writer, but, to me, this just lacks rhythm and sounds incredibly clumsy. Any help is appreciated.

Prompt:

It has often been noted in literary criticism that an author reflects his or her own personal trials, tragedies and triumphs within the pages of their works, and, because of these reflections, most literary works can be, at least to some extent, either literally or metaphorically autobiographical.

In a well-organized essay, discuss how Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley reflects on, or interjects elements of, her personal life into Frankenstein. You may focus on character, plot, setting, literary allusion or some combination of the above. While you must avoid merely summarizing the plot, do not neglect to cite the text directly for support of your argument.

Introduction:

Our own personal tragedies and triumphs often permeate every aspect of our lives. For some, these are latent or inconsequential; for most authors, however, these struggles and successes are intricately woven within the pages of their writings. Mary Shelley is one of example of these authors: in her revered novel, Frankenstein, Shelley mirrors her own world in her fictional world.

Victor Frankenstein is a brilliant scientist who has mastered everything he has learned from his professors. When Mary Shelley wrote this book, scientific discovery was making great leaps, some of the discoveries regarding human anatomy came courtesy of corpses from dug up graves.

Victor was fascinated with the science of life as well as the nature of electricity.  In his quest to understand death, Victor creates life, using his brilliant mind to actually bring a...

Victor Frankenstein is a brilliant scientist who has mastered everything he has learned from his professors. When Mary Shelley wrote this book, scientific discovery was making great leaps, some of the discoveries regarding human anatomy came courtesy of corpses from dug up graves.

Victor was fascinated with the science of life as well as the nature of electricity.  In his quest to understand death, Victor creates life, using his brilliant mind to actually bring a mosaic of corpses to life.  He is certainly satisfied with his success, but is then repulsed by the creature, abandoning him like a newborn babe without a mother or father to show him the way of the world or to protect him.

Victor Frankenstein uses science to exercise his superior intelligence, and to satisfy his curiosity but he does go too far.  In going too far with scientific discovery, Victor Frankenstein unleashes an evil force into the world. 

So to analyze the character, it is necessary to consider not only his privileged background and education, but what he does with the tools that it provides.  One question that often posed when analyzing Frankenstein is whether the creature is actually a better person than the great Dr. Frankenstein.

Examine Frankenstein's motives for creating the hideous monster, but also include the very important fact of how he leaves the poor creature alone, and what that means for his character.

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