The Beauty Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein ' Essay

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Victor is raised in a happy and loved household and is adored by his family, but he abandons them in college and becomes obsessed with creating a being. When he does create his creature, he is horrified by it’s deformities and it’s appearance, despite the hard and extraordinary work that it took to created the being. Appearance seems to be an important theme in the book. It was the beauty of Elizabeth that caused Caroline Frankenstein to adopt her from the poor family from Italy, since she didn’t believe that a child with such beauty should live in poverty. Everyone seemed to love her based on her beauty, including Victor. The death of his brother William and Justine also represents a loss of innocence. Due to Victor being a coward and in fear of being ruled or being insane, he chose not to warn his family of his creation, and didn’t tell who was the real killer of William, allowing Justine to take the fall for it. Justine also believes that by telling a lie and confessing to the murder will grant her salvation in heaven. This also represents a certain religious aspect in the story, which continues throughout the plot. Victor wanted to create a being to be a god-like figure to them, which is another religious allusion.
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