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Frankenstein the monster: Creation of one’s inner self.

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Frankenstein the monster: Creation of one's inner self. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; the monster is not Frankenstein's creation, the so-called monster, but rather Frankenstein the creator. Society views monsters as ugly beasts that are a sigh of destruction and commonly depicted as having no since of judgment and no conscience. However, not all monsters fit this common description. Some monsters can hide beneath seemingly normal physical appearances. In, Frankenstein, it is the creator who is the monster and not the creature. The creature is a reflexion of the creator. Frankenstein is the monster for many reasons: first, he goes to charnel houses and searches around for body parts to create a perfect monster "Now I was led to examine the cause and progress of this decay, and forced to spend days and nights in vaults and charnel houses." (56). He was searching through body remains, he seems unbothered by the dead people that surround him, and in fact he almost is happy "suddenly a light broke upon me brilliant and yet so simple"(56). He's happy finding the parts for his creation. Once Frankenstein has created his being he is appalled by it, " I had selected is features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God"(60). ...read more.

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Later in the story he sees a little girl playing and when she starts to slip he saves her "Her foot slipped, and she fell into the rapid stream. I rushed from my hiding place; and with extreme labor from the force of the current, saved her, and dragged her to shore." (125) He tries to save the little girl, however his act of kindness is taken as though he's trying to kill the girl. And he is even shot at by the girl's father. Because of this incident the monster becomes enraged that his efforts not only will go on praised but also will be shot out for them. Because his creator has abandoned him, the creature starts to take revenge on all of man, for being so cruel to him. The creation begins to take on more and more behavior that could be interpreted as monstrous, though it is not his fault. Frankenstein's creation kills Frankenstein's little brother, however it is not an act of a monster it is an act of a creature that has had no guidance and the fault of his killing belongs to Frankenstein, because he was the creator and should be the teacher in the guide is well. ...read more.

Conclusion

"I cannot describe to use the agony that these reflections inflicted upon me I tried to dispel them but sorrow only increased with knowledge blow, that I have for ever remained in my native would, you're known nor felt beyond the sensations of hunger, thirst, and heat." (109) Here Frankenstein's creation is talking to us about sorrow he feels. He feels the sorrow because he knows he's not accepted into society. A being that knows the difference between acceptances and non-acceptance cannot be a monster for monsters are hideous creatures that don't know; they simply do. Frankenstein's creation never simply does without thinking about the consequence, he feels guilty. "No guilt, no mischief, malignity can be found comparable to mine." (188) Frankenstein is the true projection of what a monster is. He continually displays monstrous behavior. Picking though corpses isn't something that someone who isn't a monster would do. Frankenstein also abandons life that he creates; this is something that no parent would do. He also kills people; this is a true sigh of a monster. Although his body does not look like that of the typical "monster" he creates a reflexion of his inner monstrous identity though his creation. Frankenstein is thus trying to create the perfect depiction of him, a monster that is so great he will be able to have strength and also brains. ...read more.

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