The Monster By Mary Shelley Essay

1181 Words Oct 5th, 2015 5 Pages
“Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.” A quote by Marilyn Monroe that relates with the Creature. The Creature is the monster created by Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This story is about a doctor, Victor, who manages to create life, in the form of a monster, and then rejects his creation. Society constantly rejects the monster, when all he seeks is acceptance, turning him into the monster he appears to be. He torments Victor, trying to get a mate, and when Victor will not comply, he kills people who are important to Victor. Victor dies in his pursuit of the Creature and upon his death the monster kills himself, leaving behind Walton, who is telling this story to his sister. Mary Shelley uses characters, imagery, and point of view to exhibit the theme of society rejecting monstrosity. Unfortunately for the Creature, he takes the brunt of the rejection from many characters. From his first day of life he is rejected, even by his own creator. “Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room,”(36). Here, Victor can not stand the sight of the creature, even though this is his success, and he leaves it to fend for itself. Later, the Creature forms a one-sided relationship with the cottagers, whom he is watching and learning from. He believes that once they hear him out, they will accept him, after all he sees how loving and caring they are to each other. “At that instant the cottage door was opened, and…

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