Essay on Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein

1033 Words Mar 4th, 2015 5 Pages
Newborn babies are born into the world innocent, unknowing, and harmless. They have no ambition or motive strive for because their minds are not intricate enough to understand and they are not capable of reacting to hostility. In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein’s creature enters the cruel and unforgiving world as if he were an innocent infant himself. Like all babies, the monster had a purpose on earth. It is crucial for the reader to understand that the monster’s arrival on earth is comparable to the arrival of an infant baby in order to demonstrate that the monster is not inherently evil.
The monster comes to life completely disoriented and lacks the mentality to understand and reason. When the creature is reiterating his story to Victor, he mentions how he did not know how to speak, understand language, or figure out basic concepts. In Volume 2: Chapter 3, the monster says, “It is with considerable difficulty that I remember the original era of my being, all the events of that period appear confused and indistinct” (Shelley 175). The creature describes the puzzlement that he had experienced upon being created; in addition, the monster hints that he was clearly born without any ambition or hostility that would categorize him as an evil being. The monster then proves his desolation and innocence by saying, “I was a poor, helpless, miserable wretch; I knew, and could distinguish, nothing; but, feeling pain invade me on all sides, I sat down and wept”…

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