Theme Of Acceptance In Frankenstein

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Nelson Burgos
Professor Cercone
English 102
21 April 2015 Appearances and acceptance in Frankenstein

One of the major themes in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is her major emphasis on appearances and acceptance. In the society of Frankenstein, people base their moral judgments based solely off of appearances. Social prejudice plays a huge role through out Frankenstein . Based on these prejudice perceptions of appearances, people base their behaviors of how they will present themselves to others based on those senses. This topic is significantly brought upon the creation of the hideous looking monster that Victor Frankenstein creates into a judgmental society. The Monster who is just like everyone else from the inside, only wants to be accepted.
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As stated, “ Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room, and continued a long traversing my bed-chamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep.” ( 36) Victor Frankenstein doesn’t accept his own creation that he specifically made with the parts that he had chosen:
When analyzing the monster 's search for external reality, postmodernists might state that to be loved and accepted, to have a relationship with a fellow human being, represents his ultimate desire. Due to the monster 's rejection by the cottagers and other humans, Victor serves not only as his creator but also as the only social construct on which he can build his reality. Rejection by his creator, the one who was supposed to love and accept him, turns the monster 's desire for love and acceptance into a desire for vengeance. (Brackett 23)
He leaves this Monster on its own in the nature with out the proper Nurture. This is as worse than a newborn being left on some random stairs. At least for the newborn, if they were found, it would be shown sympathy for. Compared to the monster, who is not even considered a human being but a Monster, will never get the same
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It is not a matter of choice or avoidance in the imagination of this novel that the human attitude toward the human face will be an attitude towards a soul," that the "human body is the best picture of the human soul" (Wittgenstein, II.iv)… ( Yousef 8)
Even though others constantly despise the Monster, he holds the same hope that maybe just one day, he will be accepted for who he is. He continues to look for acceptance on the count of hope. But the way Marry Shelley illustrated this society is that you must look like a human being to be

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