Frankenstein And Lord Of The Flies Comparison

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Frankenstein Essay What makes a monster? Society makes a monster. As shown in Frankenstein, appearance is very important. If the monster had a normal body or looked appealing, he wouldn't have been rejected, which may result in a different way, where he would not have killed those people. His sheer size and look frightens people, and not understanding that even though he looks the way he does he still just wants to be loved like everyone else. Like most people, if they get rejected they feel either sad or angry, and when it happens a lot, it would be hard to bear. A monster can also make itself. A person will not be considered a monster if they are kind, gentle and warm hearted. Greed, selfishness, and the thirst for power are all words…show more content…
One major comparison between two stories is that they both have characters that use violence in order to gain what they desire. In The Lord of the Flies the antagonist, Jack, can be compared parallel to the creation of Frankenstein. Jack is one of the older boys on the island who became leader of the hunters but wishes to have complete power over the group of boys. Jack is wild, cruel and represents human savagery. When Jack is not accepted by all of the boys as the new leader he becomes angry and violent against those who disagree with him. The creation of Victor Frankenstein is sensitive, very intelligent, and wishes to interact with the human race. However, because he is very hideous he becomes shunned by the humans because he represents the unusual and unknown. Because he is shunned and rejected by the world the monster seeks revenge on Victor Frankenstein "Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge. I could with pleasure have destroyed the cottage and its inhabitants and have glutted myself with their shrieks and misery.”(138) this results in the death of Frankenstein’s sister, Elizabeth, when his creation murders her. Does violence help one find what he is looking for? Violence does not solve anything. Both, the monster and Jack, do not reach their desires. Jack does not become leader and gain full control on the island. Jack may have wanted to have full power but he could truly only gain that power by being accepted by all the boys. The monster, like Jack, did not receive approval from everyone. He did get his revenge on Frankenstein by murdering Elizabeth. However, murdering Elizabeth did not solve the monster’s problem of people shunning him from
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