Essay about Sympathy in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Sympathy in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Frankenstein for many people is a huge fiendish monster, a brainless oaf with a couple of neck bolts, who is a horrible murderer. This image has been created by Boris Karloff and other television/film images. I also thought like that, believing Frankenstein to be a monstrous murderer, so when I was met with the text I was surprised to find as a mad scientist who creates a monster. This changed my opinion greatly at first. As the central characters were the narrators, they were obviously going to be bias in their description of the novel. They would always make themselves out as innocent or say that someone else was to blame. For example Victor…show more content…
As the creator and father of the monster, it was Frankenstein's duty to teach it right from wrong, to care and nurture it like you would a child, because that is what the monster was inside- an unknowing child. As soon as he was created, the monster had a need for love; it reaches an outstretched hand towards Frankenstein showing a want for recognition and love. 'A grin wrinkled his cheeks' The monster even tries to communicate but it can only utter 'inarticulate sounds' as it was yet to be taught how to speak, which should have been the task of Frankenstein. A grin is the first expression of the monster, showing he was primarily looking for companionship and affection from Frankenstein. 'Fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demonical corpse' Frankenstein fears the creature he has created and does not give him the chance to become accepted. Throughout the novel, the monster wants love and friendship but he does not get this because of his physical appearance. Society does not accept him and he is rejected by everyone who looks upon him. 'I had hardly placed my foot within the door, before the children shrieked and one of the women fainted.' This rejection is the reason the monster went from an innocent, benevolent and unprejudiced creature to
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