Victor Frankenstein Essay

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Sometimes a human’s thirst for fame or recognition becomes extreme: just like the case of Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein wanted to have recognition about his accomplishments as a young fellow. He venture out into the world away from his native land Geneva, and throughout this venture he discovered his fascination for the human anatomy. His idea was to create life, gather human body parts, stick them together and hope to bring it to life. Frankenstein was successful he brought the “monster” to life; however, his excitement soon vanished, he felt disgusted and disappoint with his creation. After spending almost two years trying to create this creature, why was he not satisfied? Frankenstein began to see his physical appearance and was disgusted. According to his description, the monster was an eight foot tall man, with yellow flesh and eyes. Frankenstein was so used to seeing “normal” human beings that he felt that his creation was not perfect, and decided to just get rid of it. The creature was abandoned and like another living organism his natural instinct was to survive. When an minorities gain knowledge and social skills, they begin to question authority, higher education, and those who claim to have a better understating of life; therefore, the “monster” in Frankenstein is just like a minority, so when he acquires these skills it puts the “creator” in high alert causing the “creator” to become a monster himself by trying to get rid of the “monster”. In our modern society the population is divided by minorities that can be classified by ethnic groups. This determines their economic status, educational status, and their ethnic group. In the article Education as a Pharmakon in Mary Shelley’s ... ... middle of paper ... ...oups. Frankenstein is the real monster of this book, he created this blank minded creature that knew of no “evil”; however, due to the neglect from the “creator” he was left alone to nurture himself, but due to his place in the society he was unable to fit in, and caused him to be angry at the world. Although slavery in the United States has been abolished for many years, society finds ways to categorized ethnic groups to display their intelligence and capability. However these evolutions can be misleading and make people look bad as a hole. The “monster” did not belong with the majority, so he was look upon as an “evil” figure. What the book is trying to display is that people have to be more excepting of others, regardless of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, and their intelligence. Ignoring this message can lead to turn people into “monsters”.
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