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Examples Of Discrimination In Frankenstein

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Discrimination in Frankenstein
Frankenstein is a book that explores society and human behavior when someone different is introduced. It says that humans are not always willing to introduce someone new to their society. Have you ever discriminated against someone or been discriminated against because you were different? Frankenstein is a book that explores difference in a society, to explore this theme a monster is created to give the idea of rejection. This monster is rejected everywhere he goes because of his difference. He is rejected by his creator, and then he is rejected by the villagers, by the farmers who the monster had so long admired and in the end by the reader himself. “Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room”.
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Victor had worked day and night trying to create an individual that would be and would look like a human. Once Victor had finished creating this monster he realized how not human alike the monster was and decided to reject him. This was a sign by the author to show the rejection of the monster by the creator and how no one even the creator accepts the monster because of the way he is and the way he looks. This happens in our modern world today as many parents do not accept their child because of his ideas and future plans.
“The whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me2
Wherever he goes, the monster cannot find a person who accepts his way of being. This is shown in the different villages the monster visits. we see that the monster is attacked and harassed by the villagers. The rejection of the monster by the villagers is a symbol of rejection as it may happen when someone is introduced to a new culture which does not accept him.
“He dashed me to the ground and struck me
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