Rejection Of The Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Essay: Frankenstein's rejection of his monster can be interpreted to be a representation of man being ironically disgusted at sin - his own sin. Frankenstein can be likened to a man who has condemned fornication in public, but he keeps going to motels and sex clubs in secret. What Frankenstein created in his monster is in one way a mirror of his own soul. The story shows that whatever the monster does is Frankenstein's responsibility, and it in a way mirrors Frankenstein's own deterioration of his humanity. Perhaps Frankenstein's fear at seeing his monster's eyes open was a fear of himself, his own faults. At the time the monster opened its eyes, Victor thought what was supposed to be a beautiful experiment became a hideous monstrosity. Perhaps one…show more content…
It was his responsibility as the 'father' to teach the monster the ways of humans, about morals, values, love and kindness. But since Frankenstein neglected doing this for his monster, it symbolically represented an abandonment of his own values, that he shunned his own humanity. I believe Frankenstein's rejection of his creation was not just due to the appearance, but the monster is a symbol of his own failings as a human being. Having wanted to be like god, Frankenstein's intention was to help humanity. What resulted instead was a monstrosity. Yet it wasn't really a monstrosity from the start. Frankenstein's monster was like a baby, fresh from birth. In this aspect, it was very human. It had no knowledge yet aside from what it was learning in its adventures alone in the outside world. But because it was without the guidance of its creator, its father, it soon became seeded with the hatred, fear and anger of the human world, and it soon developed into a horrific monster. As the creator, supposed to be God, Frankenstein had the responsibility to oversee his creation, to educate it and care for
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