Rejection Of Society In Frankenstein

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How can one possibly be happy if every person they see is terrified of them? The monster, or the product of Victor Frankenstein, faces this struggle every single day. From the rejection of his so-called father and creator to the rejection of anyone that glances at him, the creature results to carrying out malicious acts against the society. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, she portrays how constant rejection of society can cause anyone, even the newest and purest being, to transform into a monster. Shelley displays this through the monster’s rejection from Victor, the cottagers, and society. Ever since his creation, the creature has been curious as to where he came from; “But where were my friends and relations? No father had watched my infant …show more content…
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As he introduces himself to the father De Lacey, he tells him, “I am an unfortunate and deserted creature; I look around, and I have no relation or friend upon the earth. These amiable people to whom I go have never seen me, and know little of me. I am full of fears; for if I fail there, I am an outcast in the world forever”(96). The creature refers to the family as the “amiable people”, and says this in hopes that De Lacey will see his true self and welcome him. De Lacey responds with: “I am blind, and cannot judge of your countenance, but there is something in your words which persuades me that you are sincere” (97). Since De Lacey is blind, he cannot judge the creature of his appearance. He is under the assumption that the creature is just a regular guy, which his quick acceptance gives false hope to the creature. But, things went way south as while he was still in the college the De Lacey’s children came in, they were horrified. The creature tells how Felix reacted once he saw him: “I saw him on the point of repeating his blow, when, overcome by anguish, I quitted the cottage and in the general tumult escaped unperceived to my hovel” (98). The monster now faces the rejection of the cottagers in addition to Victor. The family he thought he could win over due to the acceptance of De Lacey has now rejected him, and this has sent him

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