Essay Comparing Frankenstein 'And Wicked'

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Carrie by Stephen King, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and “Wicked” by Winnie Holzman are all works that focus on constructing identities. Through this essay I will explain how the major characters in each work become who they are. Whether it be from the background they came from, experiences they've encountered, or the way they were taught to act. The authors did a great job explaining how people have these ideas and images of “what they should be,” and how they form an identity from those experiences. In Carrie the main character is a high school girl portrayed to be extremely naive and innocent. She is constantly bullied at school, but she never retaliates because she is afraid of the consequences and she has been just a shy person. Her…show more content…
While he is alone one day the monster approaches him. The monster admits to the murder of William but begs for understanding. He says that he struck out at William in a desperate attempt to injure Victor. The monster begs Victor to create a mate for him, a monster equally monstrous to serve as his companion. Victor refuses at first, horrified by the prospect of creating a second monster. The monster is persuasive, and he eventually convinces Victor. After returning to Geneva, Victor heads for England with Henry, to gather information for the creation of a female monster. Leaving Henry in Scotland, he secludes himself on a desolate island and works reluctantly at repeating his first success. One night, struck by doubts about the morality of his actions, Victor glances out the window to see the monster glaring in at him with a frightening grin. Horrified by the possible consequences of his work, Victor destroys his new creation. The monster vows revenge, swearing that he will be with Victor on Victor’s wedding night. Later that night, Victor takes a boat out onto a lake and dumps the remains of the second creature in the water. The wind picks up and prevents him from returning to the island. In the morning, he finds himself ashore near an unknown

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