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The novel "Frankenstein".

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Introduction

Evil in many individuals is seen as having qualities tending to injury and mischief or as having a nature or properties which tend to negative behavior. The theme of evil is very important to the novel "Frankenstein". It is important because, everyone, at one point or time, is seen as evil. Just because they are perceived as evil, it doesn't necessarily mean that they are evil. Everyone can possess the qualities of being evil but that doesn't mean that they should be perceived as evil. In relation to the novel, everyone sees things from their own point of view which therefore creates a whole misunderstanding of the word evil. At the beginning of the novel, a monster is brought into the world by his creator, Frankenstein. Frankenstein's dream was to create this monster but it turns out to be what he least expects it to be. Frankenstein perceives the monster as a thing of evil from the moment he brings it to life. ...read more.

Middle

It recognizes that they possess the ability to communicate through sounds. It attempts to learn the language that they speak, so he could communicate with them verbally. It wants to communicate with them verbally to ensure that they might see it as more human-like than previously discovered. It also attempts to help the family out by surprising them with jobs that were mysteriously accomplished. All this knowledge and help still does not help out the chances of fitting in with the family. Just like the villagers believed, one look at its monstrous physical characteristics, and they perceived it as evil. This evil that they perceived it to be, turned into hatred and was the sole reason that he had not been accepted within the family. As the monster becomes more desperate to become accepted into the hearts of anyone, it tries a couple last desperate attempts. As the monster was hiding in the bushes, it observes a little girl running along a stream, only to fall in. ...read more.

Conclusion

He originally did not have these thoughts towards these people, but now he began to view everyone else with a great deal of hatred. The deaths of his brother, friend, and wife, was an act of revenge towards him. The hatred portrayed towards Frankenstein was the motive behind the murders of his friends and family. Frankenstein observed a great deal of evil within society, and in turn portrayed a sense of hatred towards mankind, based on their actions that had resulted from his physical appearance. The examples that I have exemplified proves that individuals that are perceived as evil are seen with hatred. The monster was never really evil to commence with but since he was perceived as evil, he was acted towards upon with hatred. The monster believed to have had the same emotions as a human would possess but his physical appearance could not be seen through which resulted in being seen as evil which led to hatred. This hatred which was shown towards the monster, made it believe that society was evil. It than portrayed the hatred in return. ...read more.

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