Criticism Of Frankenstein

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“Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus a Norton Critical Edition”
Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus a Norton Critical Edition” exemplify and portray about how society treats individuals for how they look. There have been many scenarios throughout the novel that show this. Society creates its monsters and we neglect people if they do not meet our standards.
When talking about society’s interest in the visual image of a person, Mary Shelley demonstrates that perfectly in her novel. Shelley uses examples quoted from the novel “by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs” (35). Society today would react in
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As an example in the novel the author will often use beautiful women such as Elizabeth “the most beautiful child she had ever seen, and showed signs even then of a gentle and affectionate disposition” or Justine by saying “She is very clever and gentle, and extremely pretty” (Shelley 20, 42). The characters in the novel depend tremendously on a perfect beautiful human being. Through the establishment of society’s views towards acceptance of looks you uncover that society creates its monsters and people are not born one. Society pushes the creature into becoming the monster because everyone treats him as if he was one. When reading the novel the creature inside does not seem to be harmful but simply wants to be loved by his creator Victor Frankenstein. The creature…show more content…
When we neglect and mistreat people with unacceptable appearances towards us, we create a monster. Throughout the quote you analyze when the creature says how all of civilization hates him and he is mistreated and abused by his own creator. In conclusion the creature gets angry and tries to reason with him.
According to Anne K. Mellor’s essay “Frankenstein, Racial Science, and the Yellow Peril” she discusses about how racism is represented in Mary Shelly’s novel “Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus Norton Critical Edition.” Anne K. Mellor uses the word “inferior” to represent the creature as a secondary source in her essay by saying whether the:
Creature’s yellow skin—together with the animal as well as human parts from which he is constructed—indicate that he is by his very bodily nature a degenerate being, both racially and evolutionarily inferior to his Caucasian creator, and hence necessarily a

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