Analyzing Victor Frankenstein's 'Make Me Over'

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Whitney Aikens Professor Peever Humanities 396-01 December 2, 2014 Make Me Over...Not It’s your body and you can do what you want. Pierce it if you want to; mark it with ink if you want to. Change your appearance, style, and whatever makes you feel better about yourself. Don’t mind what others say, they are going to judge you for it regardless. That beginning statement is a generally used statement in which people claim for people to express themselves and to not let judgmental people control their lives. Piercings, tattoos, and body modifications in general are viewed to some as a work of art. Others may view it as an attempt to regain control of one's life (conscious), like David Skal. For the ones who do have such modifications…show more content…
This can be seen in chapter where he begins to become a bit obsessive and compulsive. It appears that Victor - through the creation of his monster - tried to exude power in a way which would allow him to be seen as a God. He brought new life to a dead corpse. This can also be interpreted as he himself escaping his dead person and being born again. This is because the monster displays some of the qualities that Victor lack or would not act on. For example, the monster admitted his yearning for belonging when stalking Felix and his family. This showed the level of honesty of the monster in contrasts to Victor whom shrieks at the truth and allows the innocent receive unusual punishment; as in the case of Justine Moritz who was accused of murder. Moreover, it also seems that Victor is afraid of the new power and freedom he has received. This is illustrated when the monster first comes to life in Chapter. Just like a newborn child who comes out reaching for his creator, the monster does the same and this terrifies Victor, who then flees due to a sense of…show more content…
The female protagonist, Princess Fiona, was a beautiful, stereotypical princess with a twist: she was cursed to appear as an ogre when it was sundown. Princess Fiona had the dilemma of the conception of what was considered as beauty. When she was in her ogre form, she considered herself hideous and she hid from the world. She talked to Donkey telling him “But Donkey, I’m a princess! And this is not how a princess is supposed to look!” (Shrek) Society did not accept ogres in general, hence why Shrek (Princess Fiona’s rescuer, who turns out to be an ogre) was always at his swap instead of at the town. Princess Fiona was scared of never being accepted, and when Shrek claimed that she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen, it broke the misconception of what beauty is considered. Princess Fiona was relieved to know people will love her no matter what she looks like. This is personal liberation from society’s misconception of what beauty

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