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    Moralism In Frankenstein

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    Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein centers around the life of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created. Victor’s life starts out quite well he had a happy childhood but it all goes downhill when he is introduced to a book regarding the sciences of Agrippa. The book leads him down the path of making his monster. The monster searches for love and affection from his creator but is denied when Victor runs away from him. The monster goes into human society instead find the love but regrets his intentions and goes to seek for revenge on his creator. As a he result Victor’s life becomes a living hell due to the monster. Jean Jacques Rousseau was a Swiss philosopher whose theories were based around the effects of society on people. He thought that society corrupted people’s wants and desires and as a remedy he wanted to make sure that children were taught from the outset that not everything was possible to attain. Rousseau’s ideas feature in the novel by showing the effects of society’s corruption on the monster and Frankenstein. According to Rousseau, in the beginning of their lives, people are naturally born good. Victor, reminiscing on his childhood feels this sentiment. “I feel exquisite pleasure in dwelling on the recollections of childhood, before misfortune had tainted my mind, and changed its bright visions of extensive usefulness into gloomy and narrow reflections upon self” (27). Victor finds his childhood “exquisitely pleasurable” subject because for him I was such a great…

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    When one is asked to think of their idea of a monster, they usually come up with something along the lines of no emotions, no remorse, and pure disgust. On the contrary, two prominent novels in literature, Grendel by John Gardner and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, claim that monsters can indeed show emotions and the ability to reason as a normal human being. Both novels introduce a physically hideous monster on the outside, isolated from the rest of the world. These two creatures are shown to…

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    As the creator of the creature, Dr. Frankenstein chooses to turn it away and destroys the female monster that is the last happiness the creature can have which lead the creature kills other people and his family. Before Dr. Frankenstein created the creature, he called himself father of it. Surprisingly, Dr. Frankenstein decides to abandon his “child” at the first sight of its ugly appearance. He appears to be relentless because he abandons a creature who has no ability to live alone. The…

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    The Difficult Path to Finding a Place of Belonging. The tension between the creature created by Victor Frankenstein and the community was inevitable due to the creature being the other, the only one of his kind. However, the difference in appearance is not a valid reason to dehumanize an individual who is striving to be a part of the community. Prior to the creature becoming alive, in no way was he considered hideous in appearance to his creator. Victor stated, “I began the creation of a human…

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    In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, cruelty is the emphasized theme in majority of the development of the plot. Victor Frankenstein, conducts a deceitful expedition to inherit satisfaction into creating a life, but over a course of time, Victor and his monstrous creation became dumbfounded by their own egocentric aspiration and aggrieved condemnation, in which it concluded into an appalling adversity for both Victor and his monstrous creation. Mary Shelley demonstrated to the audience that it is…

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    Easily one of the most notable theme in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the role of nature or nurture in developing children recurs throughout the novel with the two main characters, Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, believing in opposite sides of the theme. Favoring nature, Dr. Frankenstein maintains that the creature was always evil from the moment of creation and regardless of the creature’s experiences. However, Shelley herself seems to agree with the creature’s contrasting argument. In his…

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    In the frame narrative, Frankenstein, an aspiring scientist, Victor frankenstein, creates life out of death, but this life turns out being an abhorred creature, nothing like the creators intentions. Through many trials, the humanity of Victor is questionable and the creature’s knowledge of how to be human grows exponentially. A human can be distinguished by their need for affiliation, desire to be accepted, and compassion. Throughout the story of Frankenstein, the creature displays more…

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    In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein and his creation represent a relationship between creator and the created while also forming a doppelganger relationship. It is difficult to interpret which side, either Victor or the creature, represents good and which represents evil. The more Victor pursues his dream of creating a Being; he slowly slips from being a brilliant scientist to being an insane mad man looking to play God. His thirst for knowledge before the existence of his…

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    Isolation in Frankenstein “Solitude was my only consolation – deep, dark, deathlike solitude.” In chapters 9 and 10 Victor Frankenstein isolates himself from his family and all the people that reminded him of the monster that he has created. We also see isolation in the creation of Frankenstein’s monster in chapters 11 and 12. Isolation is the state of being separated from other people. Victor Frankenstein and the monster isolated themselves from society, but for different reasons and it…

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    On its face, Frankenstein is the creation story of a man-made human, turned monster. In reality, this tale is not about the creation of human, but rather the monstrous quality of devaluing a human. In short, Victor makes a human by hand, labels it a monster. He spends the rest of the story becoming a monster himself because he refuses to acknowledge the humanity of his creation. Here, to dehumanize a person is a monstrous act. Dehumanization is a broad term for things like: marginalization,…

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