Mary Shelley's Dr. Frankenstein Essay

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The outward appearance of the monster, who remains nameless, is described by his creator: he is created from various different body parts, he has yellow skin, lustrous eyes, flowing black hair and white teeth, he also has shrivelled complexion and straight black lips. Combine these features with the fact that he is also very tall and the image of a monster is complete.His appearance turns out to be the cause of all his problems. People are frightened when they see him, which keeps monster from making contact with them. This inability of personal contact and the resulting ...view middle of the document...

These dsires even more evident when he reads the diary that Victor kept during his creation. From these papers, the monster learns that Victor was not at all happy with his creation. This makes him feel even more lonely and abhorred.It is only when is convicted of the DE Lacey's goodness that he decides to try to make contact one more time. His initial talk with old De Lacey is very positive. This is mainly because De Lacey is blind and therefore the monster's appearence cannot lead to any prejudiced ideas. The other family members return unexpectedly, however, and the monster is beaten out the house. He still refuses to think evil of them and blames himself for being discovered. It is only when he finds out that the family out of fear has permanently left the cottage that the monster starts feeling negative emotions like hatred and revenge. These feelings are not directed towards the De Lacey family however, but towards his creator.The monster, just as Victor, reaches a point where he has no feelings left expect hatred. When he sees that his final victim namely Victor Frankenstein, is already dead, he shows remorse. He also states that all killings did not make him feel better. With asn immense self- hatred, he promised Walton that he will consume to ashes ths miserable frame so that future curious generations would not creat another monstor.

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