The Importance Of Personality In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Half of the difficulty in life is figuring out one’s purpose. A person with a strong sense of who they are will find that learning who they want to be or what they want in life is much easier. It will be effortlessly simple to find a path that leads to joy and continue on that path. Those who conform and let others decide what kind of person they will be, be it a Jekyll or a Hyde, will struggle and yearn for a feeling of pride and pure happiness that cannot be found in the falsified personality they have taken on. Although it is difficult to establish an honest self in high school, or in society in general, doing so will ultimately lead to the most success. Take the Creature in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for example. The Creature did…show more content…
Continual failure in trying to merge into society fosters his feelings of being a “wretched outcast” (111). This disables the growth of his moral integrity that is essential in humans to be able to live without fear of one another. People were afraid of the creature because he looked, and soon was a horrifying anomaly. Being constantly aware of his differences makes it harder to overcome them and feel as if he is as benevolent as he thinks he is. The “bitterness of [his] heart” (112) poisons his innocence and he commits murder, which in turn makes him the individual everyone presumes him to be: a monster. As we move into our futures, we should remember not to let others change who we are, especially if we have good…show more content…
Jane comes from less-than-humble beginnings, yet, through the tribulations in her life, she emerges victorious. Jane struggles with the authorities of men. Her love for her employer, Mr.Rochester is brought to a standstill when he tries to place his feelings over her morals. His idea of her marrying him while he is already married, albeit it is to a woman who is not mentally stable, forces Jane between a rock and a hard place. In this moment, Jane understands her worth, her strength, and her values. With no hesitation, she decides that her inner peace was more important than love. Later, Jane finds herself faced with another decision: she can marry her cousin St.John Rivers and travel with him for the sake of societal correctness, or she can refuse him. She once again,bravely, puts herself first. Society says that women should be submissive and attentive to men, while being thoroughly overlooked as people, but Jane knows her worth. She knows she is a “free human being”(Bronte 257) and has an “independent will”(257) that she is more than capable of expressing. The lesson to learn from Jane is always know your worth. It is imperative that you be able to say you were always true to yourself and are proud of the choices you
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