Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein ' Essay

1416 Words May 25th, 2015 6 Pages
To depict the free will of man in choosing a path in life, Buddha once said that “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe that lures him to evil ways”. The purpose of this quote is to highlight the fact that people always have a choice. A choice to be happy or sad, enthusiastic or reluctant, lazy or hardworking, and good or evil. Frankenstein, a novel by Mary Shelley, talks about an overly obsessed and enthusiastic scientist named Victor Frankenstein who creates life and then shuns the creature due to its hideous physical appearance. The creature’s initial benevolent and loving nature is eroded by the harsh treatment from society, causing it to become an abominable wretch that vows to cause everlasting misery to his creator and humankind. In the end, the creator dies as he can no longer bear the weight of despair and the creature departs to the North Pole to die. Although some people sympathize with the creature, his actions throughout the novel make it clear that he is an abomination who intended and succeeded in causing misery to others. The creature is an abomination mainly because of his choice to cause misery to Victor and the actions he took in achieving this goal. Additionally, the creature represents the effects of the uncontrolled use of science in society and some people like to present the argument that the evil nature of the creature was as a result of neglect and a lack of compassion. To start off, it is understandable that the creature felt he was being…

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