Frankenstein And Tendencies Of Society Essay

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Since the dawn of the species-based life form, those who gather in classes and packs have shunned what they view to be different. Whether they view this change as a threat to their personal lives or as a threat to the natural flow of life, the ones who resist change will, inevitably, “cast the first stone”. But do the mind-sets of the mob mentality hold a strong defense, or is it a display of closed-mindedness and fear? In the latter reasoning, those who resist change have now become those who fear change. In Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Dr. Frankenstein reveals to the world a new threat. His man-like creation is seen as hideously grotesque, and he grows to despise everything about its natural form. In my research, though, I have come to see a different side of the story. The theory I chose to expound upon is that Dr. Frankenstein's creation is not born a monster, but rather a form of life with a mindset and consciousness no different than our own, shunned by a society of labels and judgment. I became interested in this subject after seeing many cases of bias and ignorance of certain cultures of our own society. Through various resources, such as online literary databases and a few books, I gathered enough evidence to provide a strong argument for my thesis question. Before you study the mind of the creation, though, one must study the motives and reasoning of the resistance. Among thousands of philosophies and texts, one simple book holds a message that, while although is written for young kids, will remain wise and true for as long as society functions. That book is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. The story follows Sam-I-Am (who will be referred to as simply ‘Sam’ for the remainder of this paper) in his attempt to get an unnamed character to eat a plate of green eggs and ham. The unnamed character, who is unfamiliar

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