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Frankenstein is known as a terrifying monster. How far do you agree with this statement after reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?

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Frankenstein is known as a terrifying monster. How far do you agree with this statement after reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein? Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in 1818, she thought of Frankenstein after discussing theories about whether or not life could be discovered or whether scientists could make a human being, that night she is said to have had a waking nightmare. That nightmare became the beginning chapters of the novel Frankenstein. This story expresses Mary's deepest fears; what if her child was deformed? Could she still love it or would she wish it was dead? What if she can't love her own child? Is she capable of raising a healthy normal child? Would her child die? Would her child kill her during child birth? Mary was expressing her fears related to the death of her first child, her ability to nurture, and the fact that her mother died giving birth to her. All of this is expressed in Victor Frankenstein's complete failure in Parenting. After studying Mary Shelley's Frankenstein My image of Frankenstein along with many others is very stereotypical. This idea of Frankenstein having a green body, cuts, bruises and bolts has being designed by comics and television. This idea is in everybody's heads if someone was to ask somebody what their image of Frankenstein was most, nearly all of the people would say this stereotypical image, except for the certain few who have seen the film or read the novel. ...read more.

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It came from the room into which Elizabeth had retired. As I heard it, the whole truth rushed into my mind, my arms dropped, the motion of every muscle and fibre was suspended" I think that Elizabeth's death shows that Frankenstein is truly evil because even though victor abandoned him there is no need to murder someone so precious and valuable to Victor. Even though the first thing most people think about Frankenstein is that he's a monster, after studying Mary Shelley's Frankenstein he could also be described as not evil. Victor never considered whether this creature would even wasn't to exist. He also didn't take enough care with the creature's appearance. He could not take the time to make small parts so he created a being of gigantic size. Victor never considered how such a creature would be able to exist with human beings. He did not take time with the features either and created a being with a horrifying appearance unable to accept his creation. Victor abandons his "child" and all parental responsibility he even wishes his "child" was dead "I gnashed my teeth, my eyes became inflamed, and I ardently wished to extinguish that life which I have so thoughtlessly bestowed" Frankenstein may have committed several evil acts but these several were connected to victor. ...read more.

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evil as everyone says he is because he saved a girl from drowning but then got shot because her parents didn't approve of his features they made him feel like an outsider "I had saved a human being from destruction and as recompense; I now writhed under the miserable pain for a wound, which shattered the flesh and bone" In conclusion I think that Frankenstein is not a monster and that he is just like any other human being because like all human beings he wants a family and he wants to settle down. He offered victor a compromise, If Victor creates him a wife he will leave him alone and commit no more murders "I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind?" But Victor refuses to create him a mate "Begone! I do break promise; never will I create another like yourself, equal in deformity and wickedness." Finally when victor dies he cares so much about him that he gives people his final words "Am I thought the only criminal when all human kind sinned against me? I the miserable and the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on." Overall Frankenstein is not evil because he has done more good things than bad. Louise Brookes Frankenstein coursework ...read more.

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