The Importance Of Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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The initial response to the word monster often seems to be along the lines of evil, devil, or villain. However, in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the word monster has a different meaning, the only consistency apparent in the accustomed definition is the often giant and ugly aspect. The creature created from death, with the face of horror, and the physique of a beast, surely the victim of his creator Victor Frankenstein. Treading through life with no true identity, dealing with societies constant rejection and being deprived of a single friend, this forsaken creature proves to be living as a pathetic victim of Victors stale judgement. Dealing with the complications of life without a single companion makes living almost unbearable. The fault …show more content…
Monster, along with devil, demon, and other sickening names, where the closest thing to a true identity that the creature received. "Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room," (Shelley 43) Frankenstein had abandoned his creation before even naming him, leaving him clueless as to what he was, who he was, and why he came to existence. As for what he was, monster, was an unknown title, he was a being with the ability to sense strange and new things, but forced to live like a ghost, in hiding from the rest of the world. During Frankenstein 's creation process, it is perceived that he felt as if he was God for a moment, however, as the creature learns, God creates Beautiful beings in his image; Frankenstein 's creation is not beautiful, and instead, is made in the image of himself. So why was this being brought on earth, unable to even be tolerated by his maker? "Frankenstein 's monster is a creation of science and his material existence." (Shelley xii) he was not put on earth out of love or pure loneliness, but out of victors desire to expand his knowledge and make a huge contribution to science. Unfortunately, the creature never got the answer. The creature shows his lack of identity when he encounters the cottagers. After noticing their daily collection of firewood, he began to help leave some at their door without letting them know Who it 's from. He seems to build the image of his true kind self before revealing his entire yourself towards them. Then when he does introduce himself to the blind old man, he labels himself as a traveler in seek of rest and warmth, when he does not know himself what he really is or what he is truly looking for. He has no stability in his life. Finally, when he reunited with his creator he still had none of his questions answered as to his identity, except that he was still seen as a hideous

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