Essay On The Monster Is A Monster

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One of the most controversial questions in the novel, Frankenstein is if the monster is really a monster. Osama Bin Laden once said, “ We treat them in the same way. Those who kill our women and innocent, we kill their women and innocent”. This quote is very similar to when the Monster states, “I will revenge my injuries …. I will work at your destruction" (Shelley 104-105). Both, Osama Bin Laden and the monster commit very similar crimes and murders; yet, one was killed by a navy SEAL and the other was let free. Osama Bin Laden was the most hated man in America for years. When the monster commits very similar crimes, most audiences pity him and question whether he, the monster, is a real monster or not. Why is this? In the book, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley demonstrates the manipulative acts of the monster and unjust punishments in order to prove that sympathy is almost as powerful as innocence.
To begin, most readers have come to the conclusion that the creature is not truly a monster because of the isolation and discrimination he faces from mankind. Yet, Hitler was also isolated by many bullies growing up. So why does society pity the monster and not HitlerHItler? Most audiences do not comprehend the pain of family members and close friends being brutally murdered such as Victor does in the novel. In the book the monster states, “Am I thought to be the only criminal, when all humankind sinned against me?” (Shelley 165). If this statement was true everyone would be

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