victor frankenstein was taught by the monster (or, maybe we come to this conclusion only ourselves once we study mary shelley’s inspirations for her novel) that it’s our flaws that make us beautiful. achilles understood that the gods were jealous of us because of our mortality.
and, then comes our furious resolve! our weaknesses make us gather strength, and beauty.
God, gives us discernment to make sense of it all.
just the incredible likeness (as opposed to lightness) of being.
brian patrick cork