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Frankenstein essay

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Frankenstein essay The monster is called such because of his appearance; Frankenstein could be judged a monster because of his actions. Who do you think is most monstrous and why? Support your opinion with references to Shelly's book, Pullmans play and any other interpretations you have seen. To answer this question we must first define the term monster. There are many ways a person can be a monster. If someone does not look good they are defined as a monster, if someone kills people they are defined as a monster, and if their beliefs are different to ours we also call them a monster. Keeping all this in mind it is very hard to label someone or something a monster, but in this essay I will try to describe who is more monstrous- the creator Frankenstein or his creation the monster. ...read more.

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However this was done at the monsters request so it could be argued that this shows the humane side of Frankenstein because it shows compassion for others. He realized the monster was lonely so decided to create him a companion. The monster could be called more monstrous than Frankenstein because of two reasons. One he looks like a monster and as he is made from the rotting flesh of dead he probably smells like one too. The second reason is because he kills innocent people; this is portrayed in all versions of the story that I have seen/read so far. Pullmans play explains the murder by saying it was a revenge act against Frankenstein who in abandoning him caused him lots of emotional pain. ...read more.

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The monster is monstrous because he kills innocent people and Frankenstein is monstrous because he robbed graves and caused emotional pain to many people just so he could satisfy his own curiosity. However I feel Frankenstein is more monstrous because he tried to play god and to an extent succeeded as he did create life. But he then abandoned his creation; because of this, Frankenstein is also to blame for the murders that the monster committed because he didn't tell the monster the difference between good and bad. He didn't educate the monster. That is the same as leaving a baby to fend for itself. As the baby is new to the world it wouldn't know how the world worked or what it was supposed to do and what it wasn't. For this reason I feel Frankenstein should be labeled as the more monstrous one. ...read more.

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