Nature Vs. Nurtibility And Nature In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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People build their characters such as humanity and personality through their experience. Mary Shelley describes in Frankenstein how the creator and the creature are built through their experience by having a story of conflict between Victor Frankenstein, the creator, and the creature. There are parts where it shows how Victor has no responsibility and no moral while the creature possess responsibility and moral. Through this story, we are able to see theme of revenge and nature vs. nurture. People usually define the monster as the one who looks creepy or scary, but there are people who define the monster as the one who does not possess humanity. If one who does not possess humanity is the true monster, then how would one determines whether …show more content…
Society makes a standard for people and that derives people to be what society want. The creature turns out to a devil who hates and kills people because the society treat him like a devil and a monster. After he was created, he wanders around the town. As he learns more about society such as family, love, and human’s life, he decides to tell the old blind man a situation of the creature. The old man seems to understand situations of the creature as having “It will afford me true pleasure to be in any way serviceable to a human creature” (Shelley 122). However, when the creature tells him that he is the creature, the old man and even his children, Felix, Safie, and Agatha are scared of him and try to repel from their house. “He dashed me to the ground and struck me violently with a stick”(Shelley 123). He steps forward toward the human society confidently, but only thing that returns to him was rejection and pain. According to McWhir, “Even more obviously, Frankenstein 's monster is a parodic version of Rousseau 's child of nature, whose education in the ways of society can either make or break him” ( McWhir) Thus, the creature decides to revenge on all human being, claiming, “I could have torn him limb from limb… but my heart sunk within me as with bitter sickness” (Shelley 123). At the same time he felt great pain of being abandoned from the society. Even though he hates people since then, he rescued this girl who was drowning from the lake. He was shot by man who thought he was attacking the girl. From this point, he completely starts to hate people. Rauch says “The monster in Frankenstein is badly educated, deformed by his social and literary experience”(Rauch). He wants be like a human, and live like a human, but the society would not let him to be a human or live like a human because of their standards. Justine gave up to confess the true about Williams’ death. Victor proclaims Justine’s

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