The True Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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The True Monster There is a common theory discussed about the story Frankenstein: "Who is the true monster?" Is it the creator or is it The Creature himself? The Creature goes around murdering people but is it for his own satisfaction, or is it because he feels some sort of pain caused by another? There is a bigger picture of who the real monster is. In "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley, Victor and The Creature are portrayed as a monster but the real monster is Society. Society caused The Creature to kill, feel ostracized, and depressed. Society also discriminated against The Creature. Victor Frankenstein is the creator of The Creature. In Letter 4, Victor showed a glimpse of selfishness in conversation with Walden. "One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the…show more content…
Society is the reason why The Creature is considered a "Monster.” “I had hardly placed my foot within the door before the children shrieked, and one of the women fainted. The whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me, until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons, I escaped to the open country and fearfully took refuge in a low hovel, quite bare, and making a wretched appearance after the palaces I had beheld in the village” (Shelley 51). The villagers never tried to get to know The Creature, they attacked him immediately just because of his appearance. The Creature was discriminated in his first appearance to society. “He struggled violently. ‘Let me go; he cried; Monster! Ugly wretch! You wish to eat me and tear me to pieces. You are an ogre. Let me go, or I will tell my papa” (Shelley 71). The Creature just wanted a friend and once again was rejected. Society is prejudice, regardless of age. He is not accepted because of his appearance. Society weren't the murderers in this novel although this may be true, it was because of society that The Creature became ostracized and a
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