The Importance Of Prejudice In Today's Society

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Prejudice has been a common problem in our society for many years, and continues to be an issue to this day. It can be shown in all levels and to every extreme. It can be something as little as a group of high school students excluding somebody from their lunch table because they look different, to the full blown prejudice against African-Americans that our country experienced in the past. Nowadays, even though prejudice against skin color is still an issue, another added factor includes the population that prefers homosexual relationships, showing that prejudice changes with the times and always exists. Prejudice has been known to have deteriorating effects on the victim, making them feel alone or even hateful towards their tormentors. This…show more content…
I had saved a human being from destruction, and as a recompense I now wreathed under the miserable pain of a wound which shattered the flesh and bone. The feelings of kindness and gentleness which I had entertained but a few moments before gave place to hellish rage and gnashing of teeth. Inflamed by pain, I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind. (M. Shelley 142) By saying these things, the monster is finalizing his vengeance for his creation. Not only is hating his creator and his existence, but now he is determining that he hates all of the human population, not just those involved in his torture. All of these emotions that the monster felt could have been avoided if the humans he had encountered had shown him kindness. If Victor, his own creator, would have stayed around to nourish him and teach him, then he would not have felt the need to exact his revenge on him. If the DeLaceys’ had given the monster their friendship instead of their fear, the monster would have been content living next to their cottage in his hovel. And finally, if the father of the drowning girl would have been thankful instead of terrified(causing him to act in violence), the monster would have felt this gratitude and would not have given up hope on ever receiving love. It was best said by Mary Shelley’s husband, Percy,

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