Frankenstein's Monstrosity

2191 Words Dec 25th, 2010 9 Pages
Christopher Thai
Kingstone
15 October, 2010
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Frankenstein’s Monstrosity “I’m just a soul whose intentions are good, Oh lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood” a verse from the notorious rapper Lil Wayne who judges one’s physical appearance rather the inner qualities that never is seen. Throughout the last century, society has been based on superficial concepts of good or evil, beautiful or ugly, ordinary or abnormal. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Creature is depicted as a overwhelming ugly monster with superhuman strength and the lust to kill his next victim. Playing with the elements of God, Dr. Frankenstein’s dream was to bring upon life regardless of how it was created. Frankenstein’s creation is human in the sense that
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His intelligence and longing to fit in society illustrates his humaneness. Although the creature seeks to find companionship many times, his efforts are only met with fear and hostility. Frankenstein’s creation can only accept the rejection he faces from society and respond with the same attitude his father has for society. By casting away all around him, the creature indulges in evil. The creature’s greatly wishes to be part of society, “if I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear”(Shelley 135); and “if I have no ties and affections, hatred and vice must be my portion”(Shelley 137). The so called monster is only responding to Victor’s indifference and apathy. The creature shows the urgency to feel loved and accepted by society and not indifference. In a way Victor acts the role of God. Victor usurps the role of God by creating artificial life and presumes that he has full control over his creation. Throughout the whole novel, there are references to God and Satan as in connection to Victor and his creation. When Victor believes that he has absolute control of his creation, he is

invigorated by his passion. However, when the monster is born to life, its appearance is that opposite of his control. The monster disdainfully criticizes Victor “Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring after his own image; but
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