Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

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Karina Mousessian
Ms. Stevenson
English II
Frankenstein Essay

In Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, the creation, made from scraps of corpses, was built by Victor Frankenstein, a man fascinated and obsessed with the knowledge of life. Following the creation’s rouse, Victor immediately abandons him with no desire on keeping or teaching his new being. Because of his lack of nourishment and direction “growing up”, the creation goes through a process of self-deception. He endures a period of deceit by believing that he is a normal human being like everyone around him. But as time progresses, he learns to accept how he is alone in this world and disconnected with everyone. Because of the creation’s lack of guidance and isolation, he grows up feeling unwanted.
Living on his own with no direction on where to go, the creation acquires self-deception by viewing himself as a normal human being like the rest of society around him. As the creation is imagining what it would be like to be a part of the cottagers lives, he proclaimed, “I persuaded myself that when they should become acquainted with my admiration of their virtues, they would compassionate me and overlook my personal deformity,” (Shelley 133). When the creation mentions that, “they would compassionate me and overlook my personal deformity”, he is mindful of his monstrous appearance. Failing to understand that the cottagers would be frightened by his outward image, the creation unthinkingly assumes that they will
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