Theme Of Sympathy In Frankenstein

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In what ways does Mary Shelley create sympathy for the monster? When we see the name “Frankenstein”, we are instantly reminded of the doctor’s creation and of how he played God, with out even knowing it. Even by today’s standards he went against human nature after being warned not to. Before studying Frankenstein, I stereotypically associated the monster, to hideous rejects in society. However the monster was brought into the world, isolated, unwanted and discarded; he deserved sympathy not cruelty. Modern day Frankenstein’s can be seen as people who play God, by making or taking away defenceless creatures lives. For example Cloning is creating another creature exactly like another; this is a type of modern day Frankenstein as the creatures know that the creature is going to have many health problems throughout its life. Terrorists can also be seen as modern day…show more content…
At the turn of the nineteenth century many of these were only just beginning. In 1816 doctors participated in the first ever blood transfusion. Scientific knowledge was vastly expanding and this was beneficial to the whole world, for example vaccinations were being produced to cure and save lives. The novel Frankenstein is based around a lot of Mary Shelly’s own experiences, a lot of her loved ones had passed away and this had caused her heart ace and suffering. Mary Shelley’s mother had died during childbirth, and Mary herself had undergone multiple miscarriages. Mary Shelley was a very rebellious character, and had shocked many people by running away with a married man, she had gone against nature, and so she incorporated her own life experiences into the book. For this reason I believe that Mary Shelley could evoke a small majority of sympathy to Frankenstein. The novel Frankenstein is based around a lot of Mary Shelley’s own experiences, a lot of her loved ones had passed away and this had caused her heart ace and
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