Stereotypes In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Shelley beautifully illustrates man’s true colors as judgemental beasts who cannot see around one's appearance. In the novel there seems to be a set stereotype that all things hideous and deformed are malevolent which is extremely judgemental and incorrect. Being the creator of the monster, Victor is one of the most judgmental characters of the book. After spending two years in isolation and obsession, Victor believes that the monster is evil purely by this appearance. When the monster awakes Victor says “ a breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” and describes the monster as a “demonic corpse” (Shelley 44). Victor compares the monster to a devil, the spawn of all evil but what he does not realize is

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