The Role Of The Creation In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Before ever reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, I was tainted by the view society created with movies and shows. From this particular view, the creation is the monster and there is no open discussion. He is the one that everyone is fearful of within the story, similar to Mary Shelley’s version, and the creator is a mad scientist. The creation in some of these cases is also known as Frankenstein. Therefore, reading Mary Shelley’s novel was a total wakeup call tearing down the closed-minded barriers I had up. So, who is the monster? Unfortunately, even having read this story twice, it is still difficult to pinpoint one particular being as the monster. The first time reading the novel, I was pointing my finger at the creation. In all honesty, I just …show more content…
To me, when I think or hear of the word “monster” I create a Boogeyman creation in my head or a murderer with an ax. Again, society has impacted these images through the use of horror films in which I so enjoy. With this particular image, the creation may appear to be the monster. Being responsible for the murder of William, Henry Clerval, and Elizabeth in addition to the trial and execution of Justine, the creation had given credit to his being the monster. He was focused on vengeance and destruction when Victor refused to carry on in his work of creating a female for the creation. The creation exclaims once Victor refuses to carry on in his work, “Remember I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you” (337). He also continues to threaten Victor, “I shall be with you on your wedding night” (339) which then continues to haunt Victor. The monster makes various appearances through the rest of Victor’s short life. In which Victor devotes the remainder of his life to attempting to kill the monster and ends up falling ill that then takes his

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