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Frankestain By: Mary Shelley Essay

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In the present, Frankenstein is seen as a story of a hideous and vicious monster named Frankenstein created by a mad scientist. While reading this book, I learned that this is not the truth. In fact, the scientist was named Frankenstein while the monster had no name. Most people are brought to believe that the scientist was mad, which he was in some respects, but he was not intended to be portrayed as being mad. Frankenstein is a novel about the inhuman monster and the mad scientist. But the question is who the villain is.Victor Frankenstein created ...view middle of the document...

He allowed himself to be lost in his sickening work and to lose touch with his family.The monster was not created as being evil. He states that he wanted acceptance from Victor, since he created him. After being abused and scorn by human beings, he decides to hate all humans. He realizes in his journeys that he is ugly and hideous. He states, "All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things!" Now the monster was hateful and vicious. He vowed to hurt Victor in any way possible. He followed Victor back to Geneva. He killed his brother William, his wife Elizabeth, and his friend Henry Clerval. The monster was a villain because he committed murders upon innocent people. But he was only killing because he needed Victor to accept him since no one else did.Both of these characters have equally terrible faults, but only one can be named the villain of this novel. I believe that the monster is the villain. He did not begin his existence as evil, society drove him to evil. Even though he began as innocent, the abuse he endured does not give him the excuse to run rampant and kill others. There is no excuse for murder. I definitely feel sympathy for the monster, but I just feel that he shouldn't have done what he did.

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