Similarities Between Frankenstein And Othello

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Innocence to Monstrous People encounter various obstacles throughout life that may alter their behavior. In Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and William Shakespeare’s Othello, The Monster and Othello experience a significant transformation from innocent to monstrous. Both grow negatively with the assistance of their antagonists, who are The Monster’s creator Victor Frankenstein, and Othello’s standard bearer Iago. Both The Monster and Othello undergo the transformation of being genuinely good-hearted characters looking out for what is best for themselves and other individuals, into unrestrained monsters through instability, both mentally and physically by being denied by others, and betrayal by important figures in their lives. This leads to morally…show more content…
From the start of the novel, The Monster has been raising himself in a forest by himself, in isolation from absolutely everything and everyone. Years after his creator Victor betrays him, The Monster still recognizes that he is lonely, and does not have anyone care for. This abandonment ultimately causes him to kill Victor’s family members, acting significantly different from his nature. The Monster says, “Like Adam, I was apparently united by no link to any other being in existence… I was wretched, helpless, and alone” (Shelly 132). Loneliness puts The Monster in a mentally unstable position. He believes that he is a monster for the reason being he was created by one. In comparison, Othello’s betrayal is demonstrated throughout the play, but especially through Iago when he confesses to the audience his plan to manipulate and destroy Othello’s love life with Desdemona. Although Othello trusts Iago with anything, Iago hates the “Moor” and is willing to do anything to destroy him. Iago feels that the best way to do so is by manipulating Othello telling him that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio, who Iago coincidently hates as well. Iago reveals, “That thinks men honest that but seem to be so, and will as tenderly be led by the nose as asses are. I have ‘t. it is sengender’d. Hell and night must bring this monstrous birth to the worlds light” (Shakespeare 1. 3. 391-395). This ultimately transforms Othello into a monster by believing every detail about Desdemona that Iago presents him with. This causes Othello to turn his passionate love into
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