Appearance And Appearance In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Humans have been proven that they start to judge others based on appearance from infancy. Judging others based upon their appearance before getting to know them is quite common among society. Many people have probably judged right away on someone’s appearance without intending to do so. Not only is there examples of judging at first sight in modern society, but in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein as well. Choosing appearance over character causes a misfortune and is a pain to the characters in the novel Frankenstein and to modern society. The character that probably endures the most pain in the novel is the creature. The creature is severely judged by almost everyone he encounters on his appearance. In chapter sixteen, the creature …show more content…
Despite the fact that the creature had saved that man’s own child, it apparently had no effect on the way the father viewed him. Even the creatures own creator Victor, would not show any affection towards him because of his unattractiveness. In chapter ten, the creature approaches his creator in hope that Victor will listen to what he has to say. Instead of listening to his creation, Victor insults and curses the creature for how ugly he is. Besides the creature, however, there is another character in the novel who is judged mainly for her appearance but is usually overlooked by many readers. This character’s name is Elizabeth Lavenza, the beautiful blonde sister and eventual wife of Victor. In the very first chapter of Frankenstein Victor’s family adopts a child and admits that …show more content…
He later learns that he completely judged the family wrongly since they screamed and threw objects at the creature. The creature feels even more pain for having his hopes up about this family. The family did judged the creature, but the creature in a way also judged the family. Victor Frankenstein had promised to create a female creature for the current male creature. Victor had indeed kept his promise, however, he soon destroyed the female creature for fear of having more chaos because of it. The creature was hurt and eventually caused him to hurt and kill Elizabeth. Elizabeth then had to feel more pain simply because Victor abandoned his creation since he believed it was so ugly. “Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I ive? Why did in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed?...”(16.1) This quote shows how much the creature now hates himself for being hideous and questions why he was even given life in the first place. When the creature started to hate himself he also begun to have a hatred for Victor which caused him to seek revenge on his loved

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