Human Nature Is Corrupt? Essay examples

1087 Words May 12th, 2016 5 Pages
In life humans have emotions that take them over leading to reactions that can lead to disaster in the end. In Frankenstein, the most monstrous aspects of the Creature’s character are that of anger and insatiate revenge. Shelley argues that these negative elements of human nature are detrimental in society because it can lead to revenge and destruction.
In Volume 2 of Frankenstein, the Creature’s anger of the cottagers leaving unleashes the “monster” in him and leads to the Creature motivations to have reckless behavior, leading to him to burn down the cottage. Through the portrayal of the “monster” inside the creature, Shelley argues that human nature is corrupt because of acts of violence by humans based on their reactions to difficult situations. The De Lacy’s have left their house out of fear of the Creation. This really angers the Creature leading to this: “I lighted the dry branch of a tree and danced with fury around the devoted cottage, my eyes still fixed on the western horizon, the edge of which the moon nearly touched. A part of its orb was at length hid, and I waved my brand; it sunk, and, with a loud scream, I fired the straw, and heath, and bushes which I collected. The wind fanned the fire, and the cottage was quickly enveloped by flames, which clung to it, and licked it with their forked and destroying tongues.” (Shelley 113). The Creature lit a branch of tree on fire, and went around the cottage angrily, he was always looking at the sunset with the darkness…

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