June 24, 2018
Humans Can Be Monsters Too
It is not only what you look like that classifies you as a monster, but also how you act. The theme of monstrosity comes up a lot in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It shows that it is not someone's appearance that makes them a monster, but rather their actions, or lack thereof, towards others that make them a monster. The creature that Victor created was a monster in all aspects, he frightened everyone that saw him and murdered three people. The creature is not the only monster in Frankenstein. Victor, his creator, can also be classified as a monster. Victor made the creature and because of that some think that he is to blame for the murders. He also does not show kindness towards others. He spends years of his life in secrecy and hiding out from his family. He shows the selfish side of being a monster. The obvious monster in Frankenstein is the creature that Victor created, but Victor himself can also be seen as a monster.
A monster can be defined as, “an imaginary creature that is typically large, ugly, and frightening.” Based on this definition, the creature is most definitely a monster. In the fourth chapter of...