Examples Of Alienation In Frankenstein

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Our society relies too much on the physical appearances, and many people are perceived wrongly by their outer image. After the creation of the creature by Victor Frankenstein, Victor fled, and abandoned the creature. Being the first of his kind then caused him to become an outsider and be alienated from the society. The main cause of the alienation of others was because of his appearance. The book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is an example of how society places a lot of value on appearance which motivates the society’s prejudice against the Creature because of his ugly features, horror, and expectation of him being a monster.
Society places a lot of value on appearance which motivates the society’s prejudice against the creature because of the Creature’s ugly features. What Victor created was un-human and had a very different appearance. “His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscle and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips” (35). This text helps the reader get a visual appearance of the creature. The diction used in this quote also helps convey the tone of ugliness because the
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This was shown through Victor’s creation, the Creature in the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Conclusions about a person should not be based on the physical appearance because they can turn out to be a totally different person then what their outer image shows. Society’s prejudice can be avoided if people stand out and get to know each other before creating an opinion about their character without
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