Frankenstein Belonging Analysis

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In society when an individual does not fit in within the norms they are labeled as “the other”. In most cases they are “the other” because they do not share the same common aspects with the majority of the population. The common aspects associated with the majority population might consist of personal attributes or personal characteristics that separate “the other” from what society defines as being normal. Being a normal human being varies and changes depending on which culture you associate with. A cultural example of “othering” is when individuals that identify closely with their own ethnic or religious beliefs begin to gain the mentality that those who are different from them are problematic (Wiki,2016). The novel Frankenstein originated …show more content…
The articulation of the monster’s speech is much more advanced in the novel than the film. The monster practically demonstrates a coming-of-age pattern during the novel when he becomes smarter from watching others around him. Contrary to the film, where the plot enhances the fact that the monster does not know the world around him. One of the best examples was the scene where the monster shoots the girl in the water thinking she could float like a flower. Every killing that happens during the film happens unconsciously. Furthermore the novel portrays the monster as being able to understand what he is doing and he does things in spite of previous negative things that are done to him. He is intellectual enough to understand that his creator has maltreated him and he wants revenge. The creation of “the other” was not mentioned much but in the film there is a long scene dedicated to it. Not only does the creation of the monster change while converting to a movie but the film also forgets to mention the fact that the monster asks for forgiveness in the book before he dies. Where the film just focuses around the happily ever after ending of Dr. Frankenstein and Elizabeth. “The other” was more intellectual in the novel and made people feel bad for him. Although he was conscious in all of his killings during the novel, the world around him made him do such horrid …show more content…
In both the art piece and the literature piece the monster is vulnerable to his surroundings. He is classified as “the other” in both the novel and the film. The only difference is he displays a great sense of knowledge about the world around him in the novel and in the film he is regarded as clueless. While reading the novel and doing further research in order to understand the true meaning behind it, I came to an understanding that the novel is meant to relate to a normal human being that does not fit in with society. The film does not make the monsters emotions a focal point of the script but the novel does. Evidence proves that the audience sympathizes more for the monster in the novel because of him understanding the world around him and still being rejected without given a

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