Nah In Frankenstein

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Jamie Faigfall English 4 CP Ms. Josten 23 April 2014 Monster or Nah? In the gothic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, I believe the creature Victor Frankenstein created was not a monster until he was mistreated. He was happy with the world and extremely eager to acquire information about life. “It had then filled me with a sublime ecstasy that gave wings to the soul, and allowed it to soar from the obscure world to light and joy (Shelley 66)”. He wanted to learn about the works of the world and life. His honest intentions were never to harm anyone. He had a pure mind as if he were a newborn infant. The being Mr. Victor was creating lay lifeless on the table. “It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment…show more content…
However, he became a target of sorts because people began to bully him. He was having rocks and other objects thrown at him. It was not that he spoke to upset, assault, or intimidate anyone. It was due to his revolting appearance that frightened people this not know on the peoples behalf lead them to do what came naturally which is to feel threatened and fight. It is horrible to not be able to understand something and then you turn to murder and think that is the answer. In society, individuals are bullied this way. (Urged by this impulse, I seized o the boy as he passed and drew him towards me. As soon as he beheld my form, he placed his hands before his eyes, and uttered a shrill scream; I drew his hand forcibly from his face and said, “, what is the meaning of this? I do not intend to hurt you; listen to me” (Shelley 102). Many times when and individual is attacked rather verbally, or physically, eventually they will retaliate in some form or another appealing to be the very same monster that bullied them. Yes, it is an incivilous act, yet so many bullies go unnoticed. In the Frankenstein situation, he became what they wanted, which was an enraged killer. We as humans have a choice in the matter. However, Frankenstein had no choice. He was a piece, by piece; creature put together and miraculously come alive. He does not have the humanly instincts we possess. However, I am sure he would not want the bullying gene. “The child still struggle, and loaded me with epithets which carried despair to my heart: I grasped his throat to silence him, and in a moment he lay dead at my feet” (Shelley 102). Sadly, something so fascinating turned into something murderous because of his appearance “can you wonder that such thoughts transported me with rage? I only wonder that at that moment, instead of venting my sensations in exclamations and agony. I did not rush among mankind, and perish in the
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