What we can learn from the literature is always the question of students
when they are studying for this module. The debate about whether it can tell us
the truth of the life, or it is just a piece of the entertainment continues. In
fact, literature definitely has its added value that can teach show the right
directions for people. The aim of this essay is to defend this view, and it
will begin by analyzing the Frankenstein, what it happened, and what
we can learn from this novel. The second part is concerned with the impact of Dr.
Faustus. The last part is about


In Frankenstein,
we already know that Victor’s father has told him do not believe the
superstitions, but this is a negative education for him. Then, he grows up without
clear childhood education, and the first experience of his significant reading
is likely to be the book by Cornelius Agrippa, an alchemist, and magician in medieval. When he talks about
it with his father, he only gets a description as ‘sad trash’ but without other
explanations. However, Victor, a classical rebellious teenager tries his best
to read all source that he can find by Agrippa and some ancient and medieval pseudo-philosophers
(Evan,2014). When he is in the university, he
is inclined to do science instead of the art, but the science he studies is called
‘junk science’ in nowadays, which is lack of moral compass to lead the studies.
Evan (2014) analyses it is complex of the motivation for Victor to create the Creature.
(He is a conceited man. He wants his dead mother back. He has the low social ability, so he wants a friend.) Thus,
no doubt about his terrible Creature is the result of his wild ambition and
less morality education. For example, he uses the huge parts in his Creature to
make it more quickly to finish, without thinking whether it can adapt the life
of a human. As a contrasted with Victor’s
mistakes, the Creature is ugly but kind-hearted and has the passion of the
world at first, although it grows up in harsh conditions.

To review this novel, it seems that Victor
is an abandoning parent, and the Creature is an excellent child. It might be a
metaphor to satirize the parents who abandon their child in a period and tries to awaken people’s responsibility.
And the Creature says “I was benevolent and good; misery made me a +fiend” (Chapter 10). This depiction shows Mary Shelley believe the child was pure
and curious, what shape they will be is significantly
influenced by the growth environment and family background. What Victor has
done is rejected it and abandoned it in the laboratory. The Creature stumbles
into his room and watches him until he
wakes up. The Creature smiles at him and reaches out, but Victor runs out of
the room, abandoned the Creature once more.  The creature
is confused, helpless that he sits by a river in the Swiss, and weeps alone. These
heartache cases have foreshadowed the revenge by the Creature, even it is
intelligent, kind-heartedly, understanding clearly of the morality, it still
cannot endure this torment. In another point, it is a bitter irony that the Creature has read Milton’s Paradise Lost and Plutarch’s Lives, but its father Victor, a man who
has never learned about the correctly ethical education. The role of him is
representative “intelligence without depth, morality without feeling, and
ambition without foresight” (Dorothy,2017). It also tells us a story that the
vengeance by killing will never, ever bring the peace to the people. It will
haunt people forever. For Victor, the only feeling he can get is the rage, because the Creature murdered all of his
families and everyone he loves, his little brother, his best friend, his wife. However,
the rage of the Creature is also understandable due to his unfair experience. In the end, Victor follows
the Creature all the way to the North Pole until he is dying and discovered by
Walton. After Victor finishes telling the story to him, wains Walton to learn
his lesson. Walton is aware of the immense dangers lurking in his future
journey. A frame from the film Frankenstein in 1994, the sailor asks Walton,”
where are we going?” He looks at the fire which is burned Victor and Creature,
quietly says “Home.” From this,
the captain finally understands that
sometimes unruly paranoid pursuits can also bring
devastating catastrophes, and Victor is an immediate example.


Dr. Faustus tells
a story of a well-respected scholar is discontented with traditional and limited
medicine, law, religion, and logic. So, he
decides to learn the dark magic. By the help of his two friends Valdes and Cornelius,
he summons a devil, Mephastophilis to start his magician career. Although Mephastophilis
has told him how horrible the hell is, he still asks the devil to tell the
master, Lucifer, he will exchange the devil’s service for 24 years with his own
soul. He has some doubts about whether he should repent and save his soul, but
finally, he agrees to the deal and signed
the deal with his blood. Soon, Faustus has some thoughts of nature, but Mephastophilis gives him a lavish gift and a book of spells. All of
the Faustus’ questions of the nature of the world are answered by Mephastophilis,
expect when he asks for the origin of the universe. This time Mephastophilis
and Lucifer show him the personifications of Seven Deadly Sins, and he this miracle
impresses him and reassured his anxiety. From this argument, it seems Faustus is
enthusiasm for the knowledge at first, wants to get the knowledge which has
never been found, but he is influenced by Mephastophilis’ temptation, again and again, finally, he has achieved
nothing during the 24 years. Instead, he uses his supernatural power only for
an immoral joke and ingratiating the
nobility. Throughout the play, there are always good and evil angles appear around
Faustus, the good one tries to persuade
him to repent and give up the oath with Lucifer,
but the evil laughed at Faustus that he will never repent, and that is the largest
mistake made by Faustus throughout hole play. It argues that people are a kind of two-side of personality animals,
and we do need to control the darkness in the depth of the heart.


In conclusion,
literature helps people to understand learn from the world around, by taking
readers to the different places and time. It can broaden the horizon by let you
to experience more life and case with the words. The literary purpose is the author
expresses a kind of worldview, then the reader tries to understand author’s
point to insight to the human condition, and this is the way how literature can
teach us to live.


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