Compassion In Frankenstein

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By the end of volume two of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley laid out a thorough background of the Monster from his creation, to his life in the cottage and to confronting his creator. In the beginning, the reader views him as a poor abandoned being, trying to find his place in the world. Although the Monster is not negative to society at first, when he discovers that no man will accept him, he seeks revenge, making him no longer a victim but a monster. Yet, despite his murderous and hateful tendencies, the reader is conflicted with feelings of compassion for him, relating to his rejection and longing for acceptance that all created beings experience.
Directly after his creation, the Monster was desperately abandoned by his maker and rendered to
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In the beginning, the reader sees him as a poor abandoned being trying to find his place in the world. Although he aspires to be in a relationship with others and is a hidden helper to a family of peasants, when he discovers that no man will accept him, he seeks revenge. His despair is justified, his attitude and actions of revenge that make him a monster. But despite his murderous and hateful tendencies, the reader is conflicted with feelings of compassion for the monster, relating to his rejection and longing for acceptance that all created beings …show more content…
He believed that "They would be disgusted, until, by my gentle demeanor and the conciliating words, I should first win their favor, and afterwards their love
SO 114-117- When he found out it was their poverty that saddened them, he helped them out and cared for them as he could while they slept.
Rejection
Why it stung so bad - 133 - Found Victor’s journal describing his origins, horrified but “resolved, at least, not to despair, but in every way to fix myself up for an interview with them, which would decide my fate.” - he found hope for his wretched state in becoming good and gaining the peasants approval
135-137 - Monster enters the home afraid, he wins over Delacy who soothes his fears, but when the others enter Agatha fainted, Safie ran out and Felix struck him. “Overcome by pain and anguish, I quitted the cottage, and in the general tumult escaped unperceived to my hovel” (137).
138 - "I, like the arch fiend, bore a hell with in me, and finding myself unsympathized with, wished to tear up the trees, spread havoc and destruction around me, and then to have sat down and enjoyed the ruin”
Evil
Revenge and Hatred as

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