Viktor Frankenstein, The Creature And The Main Themes In "Frankenstein" By Mary Shelly

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Viktor Frankenstein, The Creature And The Main Themes In "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelly The creature that Victor Frankenstein created was horrible to all who saw it, including Victor himself. Huge,misshapen and awkward,the creature was not even concidered a human.Indeed, the creature began to fullfill the only role that humans allowed him to occupy: the role of a bloodthursty monster. Yet, what Mery Shelly's Frankenstein shows us is not so much how horrible it is to alert the natural order, but how tragically simple it is to create a monster. Victor Frankenstein created a monster not by contraverting nature, as many would believe, but by judging the creature by his outward appearance and treating him like an unworthy freak.How simple it is to hate oders, to concider them less than a human based on superficial analysys! If only Frankenstein had tried to learn what his creature need before he gave him life! He created the creature that he rejected because its worldly form did not reflect the glory of his original idea. Thrown, unaided and ignorant, into the world, the creature began his own journey into the discovery of the strange meanings of the human language and society. The creature was an untamed and extreme version of the free individual. Without the support and shelter of a family, the creature nevertheless gained an education of sorts. And he did this by reacting to his basic needs for shelter, food, warmth and company. Sadly, although he learned about the wonderful aspects of civilised life, the creature also learned of his own status in “the strange system of human society”. He had no history because he was ignorant of his creator and creation, he did not possess money, friends or property, and he “was not even of the same nature as man”. The creature’s discovery of knowledge led to his own self-knowledge and he
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