Frankenstein’s creature suffers abuse and rejection from humanity as people alienate him on the basis of his ghastly physical appearance, and the creature grows angry and monstrous. In many instances throughout the book, society abandons, beats, and alienates the creature. Frankenstein’s creature is deserted by both his creator and the De Lacey family. The night Victor Frankenstein brings his creation to life, he flees to his bedroom and eventually to the courtyard to escape the horrific appearance and presence of the creature. Frankenstein exclaims,
A mummy again endued with animation co...
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...perience with humanity causes Frankenstein’s creation to reflect negatively upon himself. The creature internalizes society’s views of himself as an outcast and a monster. The creature is not only hurt because society has labeled him as an outcast, but because he is denied companionship and happiness as well as society represses him, causing him to ruin the lives of those around him. The transformation was brought about by the judgments and subsequent rejection of society. Similarly, in society today, this theme still plays out as people are constantly rejected due to their appearance. When denied acceptance from a group, people desire to seek revenge for the pain they are caused unleashing a monstrosity of their own. Mary Shelley reminds readers that actions have consequences and when repressing a being or forcing them to be an outcast, people should expect revenge.
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