The Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley that focuses on the immoral scientific discoveries of Victor Frankenstein. Victor is a character that holds a great fascination and curiosity for the sciences. This curiosity may be categorized as simple human nature, constantly questioning the unknown, but Victor takes it a step too far when he manufactures his own life form. Victor concocts a creature who possesses such a physically vile appearance that it is not accepted into human society. This creature, being disowned by the human race, unleashes acts of hatred and revenge upon the species that refuses to accept it. Although this monstrous creation exhibits heinous and unspeakable actions it should be emphasized with by the audience.
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Imagine coming face to face with angry mobs everytime in a public area. The monster that Frankenstein so immorally resurrects is constantly the sight of distressed villagers attempting to rid of his presence. This being desires love and compassion, much like anyone else. “I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind?” (Shelley 111). The creature can never come into contact with other humans and this lack of human interaction causes him to turn against the race that treats him so unfairly. On one of the first outings the creature embarks on he is confronted by fearful and hatful humans, attacking him in an effort to force him out of their village. This type of treatment will take a toll mentally on any individual, thus emphasizing the need to empathize with this miserable …show more content…
Wrongly labeled, the creature is the prominent antagonist of the novel Frankenstein. This so called “monster” starts off as anything but the sort. The creature deserves the audience’s empathy because once the reader is able to put themselves in his place, they can begin to sympathize with his existence. Humans are horrifically hateful to the monster--resulting in a grief stricken rage. Living a lonely life, as the monster does, has the abilities to wreck any individual’s sense of happiness. Imagine being a living organism that is capable of loving, but is incapable of being loved by an entire

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