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Examples Of Monstrosity In Frankenstein

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In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, monstrosity is defined as an inexorable sense which demonstrated by intense revenge, prolonged isolation and the dangerous pursuit of knowledge. Firstly, the revenge between Victor Frankenstein and the creature initiates their insanity or monstrosity. When Victor destroys the female creature, the creature is extremely wrathful and says, "You can blast my other passions, but revenge remains-- revenge, hence forth dearer than light or food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery" (Shelley 205-206). Thus, Victor and the creature show their willingness to fight against each other. It is evident that they leave far away from love and companionship which causes them suffer sorely in a dire consequence. Mary Shelley conveys an idea …show more content…

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  • Analyzes how mary shelley's frankenstein defines monstrosity as an inexorable sense which demonstrated by intense revenge, prolonged isolation and the dangerous pursuit of knowledge.
  • Analyzes how shelley demonstrates that monstrosity is acquired through belligerent revenge, extensive isolation, and dangerous curiosity.

My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create"( Shelley 173). In this quotation, the monster tells Victor Frankenstein about his loneliness in order to get a female partner which would give the monster love and compassion. Because of his outer looking, the monster isolates with the rest of society even though he wants to find his love and happiness. The novel presents that monstrosity is intensified by loneliness which is a disaster to the society. Lastly, consumed by the obsession of a dangerous pursuit of knowledge, Victor Frankenstein indulges into a madman which builds the sense of monstrosity. For instance, at the beginning of the book, Victor Frankenstein tells readers, "Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will

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