Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

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When certain people feel lonely with no support system around them,they often do everything in their power to seek revenge against the person who put them in their lonely state without thinking about the repercussion .In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein,Victor’s creature is treated with no dignity because of his ugly physical appearance. Since he has not receive any dignity,equity or respect the creature decides to seek revenge. It was common in the eighteenth century for people to be treated unfairly than other people because of their different physical appearance. This basic idea of inequality is shown through the text Frankenstein. Frankenstein maintains its relevancy to a modern audience through its powerful themes.These themes include the need of companionship, appearances vs reality and the consequences of revenge.

Mary Shelley explores the theme of the need for companionship, no matter what one’s physical appearance. She does this through the creature. Victor’s creature is abandoned by his own creator because of his ugly and dreadful physical appearance. Despite his hideous features, the creature still wants to receive love from humans. He even states,“My heart yearned to be known and loved by these amiable creatures”(120). The creature has a strong desire to be loved but because of his disturbing physical appearance, he is abandoned.Victor states, “ I beheld the wretch - the miserable monster whom I created…but I escaped and rushed down the stairs”(44) .
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