Nature Of Man Is The Real Monster In Frankenstein

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The true horror in the world isn’t from monsters, but the society that people have created. In Mary Shelley’s 1831 novel, Frankenstein, there is a scientist who brings a Creature to life. Even though this scientist created this monster, he brings him to life and sees the horror in his creation. He leaves the Creature to fend for himself which causes revenge and hatred. The Creature goes on to kill Victor 's family and drive him crazy. Even though the Creature kills Victor’s family the real monster in the story is humanity. If they had a different reaction to the Creature nothing bad would have happened. The function of the Creature is a way for Mary Shelley to deliver her social comment; that society is the cause of downfall. Even though the …show more content…
In the Creature 's case the absence of Victor just amplified the anger that he felt because he felt that societies denial was an effect of the there being no guidance by Victor. At the beginning of the Creatures life Victor was “unable to endure the aspect of the being [he] had created, [and] had rushed out of the room”(35) and “dreaded to behold this monster”(pg 38). These quotes are saying that without love and kindness there is no where else to turn except to fear. Even the word monster in that quote show the impact that society has on us. To “behold this monster”(38) he had created is to talk about society 's response to the creation of a benevolence Creature. One of Shelley’s main points is that “god, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image,[the Creature’s] form is a filthy type of [Victors], more horrid even from the very resemblance”(pg 93). This says that we when are first born we reflect the behavior of God but as we progress we take on a resemblance of the creators and society around …show more content…
Where in reality Shelley is saying that the true monster is the society in which we live. In Mary Shelley’s lifetime she was Victor. Shelley was a rich kid with well to do parents who were great authors and philosophers. She married a poet named Percy Shelley and traveled all around Europe with her husband and other famous writers and famous people back in the day. She was on the elite end of society. Until she got married she started to struggle. Her husband died very young, and 3 of her 4 kids died as infants. So Mary Shelley has seen both sides of the spectrum. If humans start off knowing nothing then why do they turn bad? There has to be some influence to turn us from nothing to the monsters that we

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