Frankenstein And Never Let Me Go Analysis

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As humans, we tend to have unintentionally developed preconceptions in which we place entities into groups with other entities that share interests and understanding. In a world where these groups have unspoken norms, conventions, and regularities, people often tend to shy away from what they do not know or understand—that which they have no preconception of. Humans by nature assume and judge that which is different before ever actually attempting to understand not only what those differences are, but also recognizing how these differences could be a benefit to society. In the novels Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, each author presents the reader with figures that society deems different, …show more content…
Shelley’s use of dark, negative sounding adjectives to describe the Creature drastically contrasts the way Ishiguro describes the clones—different and soulless. However, while these descriptions of what are the obvious monsters in each novel, the real monsters are not who one might initially think. In Frankenstein, the real monster is not the creation but the creator. Throughout the novel Frankenstein ignores the emotions and inexperience of his creation. While he might believe his creation is wretched, as the Creature’s creator he has a responsibility that he ignores and avoids. Furthermore, Frankenstein has so carelessly spent himself on creating and projecting life that he has completely disregarded the emotions and obligations he has with loved ones. As Frankenstein has abandoned his family for the creation of the Creature, one would think that he would like to spend his time of suffering and turmoil surrounded by those who support and love him. Contrarily, he wants only to live out his days alone, seen when he states, “I desired that I might pass my life on that barren rock, wearily it is true, but uninterrupted by any sudden shock of misery” (Shelley

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