Examples Of Appearance And Judgement In Frankenstein

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"Children learn to read around ages five and six when they have to attend school because an education is required by law in the United States. People have to read when it is required by school, but why do people choose to read? Reading can expand one’s intelligence and touch one’s emotions when one ponders over characters, topics, and themes. Thinking about emotional topics can lead people towards common views. When discussing the topic of appearance and judgment, one common insight that becomes apparent is that looks do not determine one’s personality. While it is true that appearances can foreshadow danger, it seems evident that judgment should come from personal knowledge. The topic of appearance and judgment is greatly exemplified in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as it becomes apparent that…show more content…
The first incident when the reader witnesses a passage of judgment that is based on one’s appearance is when the Frankenstein family adopts Elizabeth Lavenza. Elizabeth is found living in the streets with a poor Italian family and Caroline Frankenstein adopts Elizabeth because she is a very pretty girl. Elizabeth’s beauty allowed people to judge her as pure and worthy so, despite all the other children in the streets, Elizabeth is given a great education, a wealthy family, and a beautiful home. On the contrary, when Victor creates his creature, Victor is so horrified by his ugliness that he flees his apartment. When Victor later returns and finds that the creature is gone, Victor has the audacity to celebrate and call the creature his “enemy”. It is true that in nature, the creature would be a great predator. The creature is great in stature, incredibly fast, incredibly strong, and exceedingly intelligent. Weaker animals would be smart to run from this animal. However, Frankenstein’s creature is not an animal. The creature was comprised of the most perfect human limbs, organs, and bones that Victor
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