The Role Of Suffering In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Once a man named Kahlil Gibran exclaimed, ““Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” This quote means that the people with the most scars become stronger people. In the novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, a character is forged together with dug up remains by Dr. Victor Frankenstein called “the creation.” Throughout the story the creation gets disrespected by society and even his own creator. This transforms him into a scarred monster who only seeks revenge and romance for one another. In the beginning of the story, Mary Shelley depicts the creations scarred mind with,”I remained during the rest of the night, walking up and down in greater agitation listening attentively, catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which i had so miserably given life.” This shows the creation being abandoned and disrespected. This scars his mind because everyone deserves a nice and loving family, he observes that he never got that and tries to include himself into one. The idea turned into a brilliant plan but a terrible execution leading into a tantrum which …show more content…
Shelley invokes is,”I gazed on my victim, and my heart swelled with exultation and hellish triumph; clapping my hands, I exclaimed, “I too can create desolation; my enemy is not invulnerable; this death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment and destroy him.”” This event in the story occurs after the creation finds a boy which he wants to become friends with. After learning that he is the little brother of Victor Frankenstein, the creation then snaps and all thoughts of reasoning are out of his mind. The creation then starts strangling William until he dies and takes his locket. Later on in the novel, the creation finds Justine, his “servant”, and puts the photo from the locket in her pocket and is accused of murdering William and is

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