Throughout the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley chose to have her protagonist Victor Frankenstein create a being out of human parts and give it life without the natural conception, in a futile attempt to create a human free of original sin, because when sin entered the world through our own choosing we became like the creature at birth, flawed. In the course of the novel, the creature learns the same truth that Victor Frankenstein discovered in the end. It is impossible to self create a divine purpose in one’s own life. Victor Frankenstein attempts to create a life without sin. s pursuit of creating this new life comes from his desire to create a perfect human being that would be conceived without original sin or any of the imperfections that humans have, such as character, mental or genetic defects. Victor wants to conceive a being free from these flaws that can be inherited from parents and ancestors or can also be inflicted and exacerbated by society and the person’s upbringing. The creature comes to life from scratch, out of multiple body parts from different humans, so that it does not have two natural parents. Also, the creature is born in the form of an adult, both physically and mentally, “The creature does not come to life as a small, less infant in need of the care of others; his height and vigor are exaggerated inversion of the tininess and weakness of newborns” (Yousef 1). Thus, the creature skips the process of growth and development that humans go through. Childhood is a key period when people learn from society and the way they were raised to evaluate what is right or wrong. The creature never experiences this period. In creating a person with no past, Victor envisions that the creature would be perfect and … … middle of paper … …“Frankenstein’s tragedy stems, not from his Promethean excess, but from his own moral error, his failure to love. He abhorred his creature, became terrified of it, and fled his responsibilities” (p9). By showing the parallels between Victor and the creature, the author suggests that both may be monsters in their own way, and the readers’ confusion confirms it. Throughout the novel, Shelley explores the idea of conception of a life without sin, and its ultimate futility. Humans are flawed no matter how or when they come into this world. Even though humans are all made in God’s image and likeness, they are not born perfect. The author also draws from the universal questioning of God’s plan for humans and the elusive divine purpose in their lives, and proposes the idea of the crucial importance that parenting and circumstances have on the purpose of a person’s life.