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In the novel Victor creates this monster and then abandons it, this leaves the monster confused, scared, and unaware of his true identity.

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Introduction

One of the first gothic horror novels was written in 1818 but wasn't published until 1831. It was called "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley based her novel on her debauched life and it was written because she was dared to do it. The novel was based upon sympathy; lots of different devices were used to create sympathy. The monster we know today is green, dopey, and gruesome and has a bolt stuck through its neck. Frankenstein has gone from being a scary monster we dress up as at Halloween, to a cartoon character that little kids laugh at .But the novel is very different, he is very intelligent and kind just like a normal person. But he is not he is very different to everyone else, that's why he is neglected, ridiculed and abused. He is very different because of his look. This eventually plays on him and makes him turn nasty the way everyone presumed he is. Mary Shelley exaggerates and uses devices that make the reader feel guilty for how people are treated for looking different. ...read more.

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The use of 'unearthly' gives a clear indication of how Victor/mankind views the monster. So from that you can predict the turmoil the monster is going to experience in the near future. So Victor is saying that it is so ugly, that it is no creation of his before giving it any chance. This creates sympathy from the focus of what Victor thinks of the monster's appearance. Victor is very clear that his creation does not belong on earth; he is essentially an alien. This creates sympathy as the monsters' understanding of a creator's duty to its creation is not met. Victor has played god and not met the needs for the monster this angers the monster. The monster says "how dare you sport thus with life? Do your duty towards me" sympathy is increased by the monsters disappointment in Victor.Shelleys use of the word "duty" introduces taking responsibility for your actions. Therefore the monster blames Victor for not being a good father by not looking after him. ...read more.

Conclusion

Shelley chooses this metaphor to show that the monster wishes to belong his creator. The reader feels sympathy here because we get the impression that the monster is lost or unloved, longing for some sense of family. The novel makes us think of how we do not have equality. We judge people for the way they look on the outside and take for granted how they are on the inside. From the nineteenth century to today the 21st century things have still not changed really, people still do not appreciate each other. If we aren't the way a certain person or group expects us to be, we are bullied and mocked for it. This relates back to the nineteenth century, to the novel cause the monster is mocked, rejected and bullied, this makes the reader feel guilty for the way the monster is treated. But in today's society two centuries later, we still prejudged each other on their characteristics. But not to the same degree, although people are discriminating each other, punishing each other and rejecting each other just for the way they look. ...read more.

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