The Effects Of The Societal Monster

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In the book Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein creates a monster in his laboratory as a grief outlet for the recent death of his mother. The monster roams around Geneva to learn the patterns of life and how to be accepted into society. Why does the monster turn violent toward Victor’s family and not to society in general? The monster hurts Victor’s family members to punish Victor because he feels rejected by society due to his grotesque appearance. Victor doesn’t try to make him this way; he just is experimenting and happens to create the being this way. The monster is trying to get revenge on Victor for creating him as an “outcast”.
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Society forms its own path by repeatedly preforming actions or applying ideas with no break or mutation of the cycle, but when there is a mutation the victims become ostracized for their differences. Victor’s Monster is trying to fit into society without being a modification to the cycle, but as a commoner, but he is not being accepted as an equal which causes his behavior to lash out. One of the monster’s victims is William Frankenstein, Victor’s younger brother, who the monster strangled and left large black marks on his neck. The monster takes a very grueling approach to killing this victim by cutting off his airway but also leaving his body on the shore for everyone to see. QUOTE ABOUT BODY FOUND ON SHORE. The monsters actions are caused by a feeling of abandonment, cause by Victor not wanting any connection with him. All of the monster’s victims have a similarly brutal death to Williams. Each victim is targeted at a certain point that will not just kill the victim, but also strongly impact the loved ones of the deceased. Elizabeth’s death was on the night of her wedding, which is a time of happiness and celebration, but the monster will not allow these feeling to be had unless he can partake in them as well. He is angered that Victor is going to have someone else in his life and not be able to spend time will him or pay attention to his needs so it was easier to kill who was going to stand between him and Victor than to accept being on his own and having no one. This murder is in response to Victor refusing to make a female companion for the monster because he fears she will not be adequate to the monsters standard and he will take revenge. The result of him not making the friend for him cost him his fiancé. The monster’s hanis actions are caused by his misread interpretation of society caused the murders to be devastating to the Frankenstein family.
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