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Discuss Shelley's presentation of "the creation as an outsider in 'Frankenstein" An outsider is someone who is not a member of a particular circle or group of people He/She is isolated (separated) from other people and regarded as being different such as people looking, dressing, acting or talk differently. Outsiders have always been around and always will exist! Because society (i.e. - those who are not outsiders) like someone to pick on to make themselves feel better or superior. Outsiders are treated in various ways, sometimes people pity them but they are usually rejected by other people. Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein tells the story of a young Swiss student, Victor Frankenstein, who discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates a monster that valves revenge his creator (Victor Frankenstein) ...read more.


The scene is set on a dreary night of November at one o'clock in the morning: "the rain patted dismally against the panes". Frankenstein's reaction to the creation was that his heart filled with disgust he felt disturbed by the wildest dreams. He started from his sleep with horror at his creation. Frankenstein's reaction to the monster was a mummy again endowed with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch, it was ugly, it became a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived, Victor Frankenstein's disgust is so great he leaves the room and when he returns to his relief the creation has vanished. The scene where the "monster" talks to the blind man but is rejected and beaten by his family, reminds us of how great is the prejudice of society against anyone who is different. ...read more.


The creation, incensed, goes on to kill everyone Frankenstein loves. He pursues to the North Pole, Frankenstein dies, exhausted. The captain finds the creation in o cabin with the body of his creator. The scene where Captain Walton talks to the creation and it is a very moving and powerful one. First, Captain Walton's reaction on first seeing the creation is quit extreme, he says "never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome, yet appalling hideousness .... There was something so scaring and unearthly in his ugliness". The most moving thing of all is the way the creation talks to the Captain about himself, he revels his life in a complex was all his misery, hurt and ambitions.................... To conclude in Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein", Victor Frankenstein has created the ultimate out cast. The unfortunate creation was rejected by his creator, victor, and by all who saw him and so he lived a miserable existence of an out cast. ...read more.

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