Frankenstein Essay Murder, violence, and hatred have been the disastrous results of a social phenomenon that has occurred since the birth of humanity. The insider/outsider phenomenon is one that cannot be avoided for all humans are different and all humans have the right to express this. However, the majority has always persecuted the minority, the strong the weak, the “right” the “wrong”. Mary Shelley incorporates these situations within a chilling, yet depressingly realistic story, Frankenstein, in which a confused and lost man learns what it means to be an outsider. Humans have always feared the unknown, frightened by the eruption of a volcano or the trembling of the earth, and labeled these as the wrath of an angered God.
I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are the way they are?” (Golding 143). This once again causes a break in the group which turns the group against Simon because they all think that he is the Beast and leads to the boys killing Simon. This shows that the beast has destroyed the group to the point where the boys are now killing one another. It also brought them all to the point where one of them was willing to murder their peer.
In Frankenstein the creature is constantly being rejected by every human that ever laid eyes on him. The creature has a horrific figure and grotesque appearance causing him to be excluded by all society. The qualities that make us human are at a pretty wide ranged, and definitely define who each individual human is. The creature is lacking not only looks from the human qualities but the way humans communicate and live. The qualities the creature lacks definitely justify his rejection and give him reasons to despise his creator and all humanity.
However, the family rejects him based on outward appearance, before giving the monster a chance to speak. The monster also saves a girl from drowning, only to be attacked by a man who thought that he was attempting to hurt the girl, not save her. Upon realizing social interaction with humans will prove almost impossible, the monster beckons Victor to create for him a female companion. However, Victor breaks his promise to the monster, and he vows to seek revenge. All of these events coupled with the abandonment by his creator drive the monster to madness and rage against the human population, who he learns will never accept him due to his grotesque outward
Once his work was completed and he witnessed the product of all his long hours and feeble exhaustion, he is horrified. His perfectly proportional creation, the result of a labor of love…it was hideous, an atrocity, an abomination. Unable to accept the reality of what he had done, Victor fled, from the site of his creation, from responsibility, from the unnatural being he thrust into the world. This abandonment is what ultimately leads to the destruction of all those people whom Victor once loved. The list of innocent victims is a long and discouraging one: his brother William, his beloved family servant Justine, his wife Elizabeth, his father, and his most loyal friend Henry
This is a cruel and evil thing that victor has done. The monster responds by saying, “Shall each man…find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and be alone? I had feeling of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn” (110). After several more back and forth between the creature and Victor the monster threatens to destroy Victor by destroying those around him. Again this may seem like the creature is the
“The beauty of the dream vanished and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” As the reader acknowledges this it give a nauseating impression towards Victor, but also a shocking undisguised impression of hatred. In chapter 11 we learn to understand Frankenstein when he narrates his flashback. “In my joy I thrust my hand
More of this ominous diction that Shelley uses is shown here and it provides very disturbing imagery. The creepy imagery that is used really makes one's stomach turn so they can see the gruesomeness of the monster, and the gravity of the situation that Frankenstein has put himself in. This also helps us know how he must’ve felt in that position! Obsessed with the pursuit of knowledge, Frankenstein ends up destroying his whole life. He now lives in fear that the monster will kill him.
Frankenstein is repulsed by the creatures physical appearance and immediately rejects him, leaving the creature, recently created and new to the world, to fend for himself. This creature contemplates and muses like a human being, appealing to his creator Frankenstein, and even asking himself: “Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned (Shelley 85)?” The fact that the creature is commonly perceived as an inhuman ‘monster’ may be due to his evil, murderous actions. The way the story is narrated may influence the reader to believe this as well. The story is not told directly from the creatures own words, but through words of another. Like any other story when one does not experience the events himself it tends to sway towards the story tellers point of view.