Murder, Violence And Hatred In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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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. Frankenstein’s creation, a creature with “yellow skin”, “watery eyes”, and “shriveled complexion”, was shunned and rejected by humanity as a monstrosity, simply because of his…show more content…
One of the many colonies of the British during this time, America, a budding colony at the time, was on the verge of revolution. After a devastating war with the French, Britain started to tax all of its colonies on items of daily use, impose its military might on small, helpless colonists, and deprive the colonists of basic rights British citizens had. Because of Britain’s powerful navy and army, Britain persecuted the weak American colonists, treating them as if they were lower than the loyal subjects they were. Although Frankenstein’s creation had the strength much greater than a normal human, when the whole village began to drive him away, he had no choice but to run. He had not acted threateningly or made any dangerous movements; all he did was walk through the village, but the village “attacked [him], until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons” (94). Again, the outsider was driven off by the
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