The Assassination Of Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In Philip Pullman's play adaptation of Frankenstein from the original story of Mary Shelley, Monster is entitled to considerably more of the audience’s commiseration, than Victor Frankenstein. The story of Frankenstein is about a man who tries to play God and bring corpses to life, but instead his scientific experiment backfires on him, when the subject “Monster” turns out to be physically horrendous and frightening. The abandonment of Monster by Frankenstein who cannot accept his failure to create an angel or perfect specimen, leaves Monster fending for himself, pursued and shunned by whoever he comes in contact with. With no support from anyone, Monster tries desperately to find a single friend or companion who will accept and understand him, however, all his attempts are in vain, making him more bitter and revengeful against his creator Frankenstein, who did not stop to take responsibility for his actions. Throughout the whole story, Monster deserves the audience’s sympathy more than…show more content…
No matter how hard Monster tries, the world cannot look beyond his physical ugliness. Humans and animals alike, associate his weird looks with evil and try to harm him. This judgement of Monster on his looks, can be seen when his creator Frankenstein rather than nurturing him, runs away from him frightened. There is further evidence when on the plea of Monster, “I look for friends”, a blind girl Agathe is willing to accept him, however, her brother Felix who can see his ugliness, shoots him and chases him away. Monster fully understands that his ugliness is what is causing men to chase him away, however, he just wants a home and somewhere safe to stay. Monster’s desire not to hurt others is genuine, as he could easily kill Agathe when she was alone. By not killing her he shows that does not really mean any harm to others, but is desperate for someone to help him or understand

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