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Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein shows how the change in society has an effect on people.

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Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein shows how the change in society has an effect on people. But they both take different methods of showing it. All Quiet on the Western Front shows how war takes the lives of others and the effects on people during the war. Frankenstein, even though it is fictional, tells a story of a distraught dream of science by artificial means of life. Both stories have different effect surrounding each character want and needs throughout the plot. First, to understand All Quiet on the Western Front and Frankenstein it must be analyze first. Then, they must be broken down for a compare and contrast. All Quiet on the Western Front takes place in Germany. The war that is being fought is World War I. There, the young are basically joined the military for the idea of adventure. First, they go to training relaxed and basically thinking nothing of the war that is ahead. As they enter the war, they are shocked to see the conditions of it. When on the battlefield they rush into trenches to avoid the on coming fire and shells. When solider go to hospital it wasn't uncommon for there boots to be taken. It was a way to how war leave mental scare on people. ...read more.

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Victor, making such a horrible creation, rejects it. His act of god changes society in different factors. The novel demonstrates the judgmental nature of man. The monster wants to be a part of society. But, he is not accepted, he feared by society and even beat up. Victor was used to set an example of not to mess with nature and not to play God. When Victor creation broke free, he knew that he was going to suffer whatever problems it caused. Frankenstein received a letter concerning his younger brother William and how he was murder. He assumed that his creation had did this, for he knew nothing else could do this. But a family friend, Justine Moritz, was assumed to be the murderer and Victor wanted to find the guilty party. After Justine had been sentenced to death, Victor found his creation. It confessed that he killed William. His creation knew that by killing his brother he would get back at what Victor put him through by giving him life and with his unfortunate happening with society. Victor lost loved ones and other things that were important to him. Most of the main characters in Frankenstein have a want for a strong friendship. The creature wants a strong relationship with people. But society treats him like an outcast for his horrible looks, which in turn drive him to hate the society he was forced into. ...read more.

Conclusion

They where not in World War I and could not understand what some of solders went through. Also, the soldiers had a misbelieved thought of war and took it too easily without taking in exactly what was going on around them. Frankenstein shows that society will reject thing on physical appearance. Victor's creation was rejected from the very start and realized that it was not accepted by society at all. Society also rejected from the knowledge of right and wrong, which pushed it to do the destruction that it did. Victor's creation never had a chance at friendship and turned it back on society just like society turned it back on it. In conclusion, Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein very distended methods of getting point across about society reaction to the unexpected or unknown. Both books show the cause and the effect of the weaknesses of society throughout culture. They also show that friendship is a method to survive the unknown factors of society. By taking away friendship there is a breakdown down somewhere along the line. Both book have great methods of showing societies weaknesses by proving that not have a total understanding or not caring about what going on around them will cause destruction that could have been avoided in the long run, which all in turn was cause by the greed of man. ...read more.

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