People Are Born Evil In Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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There are billions of people in the world. They all start as small infants, then grow up. But not everyone turns out the same as the next. Some turn out to be truly evil beings. The truth is, many humans have done acts of evil, but no one is born evil. They are born like a blank slate, bound to be shaped by society. People believe others are either born to be corrupted or born to be kind. In this essay, to prove that people are born as a blank state and not either one of those we will show some examples from the story Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley.

People are born innocent and naive to what's going on in the world around them. Babies are born innocent with no evil in their small bodies, they can't even comprehend what evil is. “Babies'
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Say a child is born into a family with a lot or problems and hate flowing around, people are going to carry that with them through life. Then there's the opposite of that, were a child is in a loving family. Surrounded with carrying people and support. Chances are you are going to end up becoming a good person. “I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on”(Shelley 240). See here, the creature was born naive, surrounded by people hating and hurting him daily. So he conformed into his environment and became the evil being they believed him to always be. "Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge. I could with pleasure have destroyed the cottage and its inhabitants and have glutted myself with their shrieks and misery”(Shelley 146). The being had no idea why they hated him, and when he gave in to sadness and grief. He got angry and lashed out because of the environment he lived in pushing him to his limits. In the real world, the things people see/experience like war and famine could change them drastically. That could be related to children's undeveloped minds viewing the harsh society portrayed by the news. Or those same kids playing violent …show more content…
When people don't know where to turn to they go and turn against one another. This is demonstrated every time a civilization collapses, people result to violence. The reason we do not commit crime, is because of the law, accompanied with the fear of the punishment. "I was like a wild beast that had broken the toils; destroying the objects that obstructed me and ranging through the wood with a stag-like swiftness.”(Shelley 146). The monster got fed up with people and so he acted with such an evil intent. Thus releasing all his anger. But, here is the weakness, people get scared and resort to what they have learned over the course of their lives in times of strife. Other people that resort to the violence they speak of could be from there genetics. Many criminals, killers, and felons have a mental disorder that messes them up. Then they go out and create mass hysteria. There is also the fact that decisions made over time will affect the type of person you will become. Like The monster started as a naive being then got upset from the poor environment around him, and acted out in revenge. Thus ruining his life and place in society even more than it already was. "I continued for the remainder of the day in my hovel in a state of utter and stupid despair. My protectors had departed and had broken the only link that held me to the world. For the first time the feelings

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