Frankenstein A Monster Analysis

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One of the most controversial questions in the novel, Frankenstein is if the monster is legitimately a monster. Osama Bin Laden previously states, “We treat them in the same way. Those who kill our women and innocent, we kill their women and innocent” ( This quote is quite 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 seemingly similar crimes and murders; yet, a Navy SEAL kills one and the other is set free. Osama Bin Laden was the most hated man in America for years. When the monster commits relatively the same offenses, 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 the lack of justice in order to prove that sympathy is virtually 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 Hitler? Hitler has his book, Mein Kampf and the monster has his, Frankenstein; both describing their troubles with humanity. Most audiences can not comprehend the pain of loved ones being brutally murdered such as Victor does in the novel, instead, most

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