The Creature's Nature And Human Nature In Frankenstein By Mary Shelley

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Plato once said, “To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.” In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley we see how The Creature’s nature slowly develops through his interactions in the world. Many of these interaction were greatly influenced by Victor, his creator, who left him to fend for himself as a newborn. The Creature was created a pure being, but Victor’s constant rejection and negative reactions pushed The Creature to its final revengeful nature. At the time of his birth The Creature was just like any human being, wanting and seeking connection with others. After escaping the town he was created in he wandered the woods for many days. He saw nature for the first time in all its beauty; in the trees that swayed overhead and the flowers that bloomed at his feet. He reached out to the other creatures, “Sometimes I tried to imitate the pleasant songs of the birds, but was unable”. We can see through this effort that the creature was full of everything a newborn child is. The hope for connection, curiosity, and understanding of beauty. This later follows him to the household of the Delacy’s where he further learned about humans and strived to connect with them. This is where The Creatures passion for understanding really shows his purity as a being. “I cannot describe the delight I felt when I learned the ideas appropriate to each of these sounds, and was able
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