Beauty And Attractiveness In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Society views those who look attractive in a positive way and those who are not considered attractive in a negative way. Beauty is only linked to virtue by the assumptions that we makes of others. The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley proves this point because it shows judgements made on outer appearance, our constant fear of not achieving all of our goals, and the cause and effect of how judgements influence our actions. We make judgements on everyone's outer appearances. We don’t take the time to get to know them. Victor Frankenstein is often guilty of doing this. He talks about how “Everyone loved Elizabeth. The passionate and almost reverential attachment with which all regarded her became, while I shared it with my pride and delight.” (Frankenstein 21) Victor Frankenstein …show more content…

On multiple occasions the creature has sworn to do bad, just like Satan. He says “I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend. Make me happy, and I shall again be virtuous” (82) and again when he states “I shall be with you on your wedding-night.”(158) Numerous amounts of times has the creature vowed to do bad, just like Satan promised from Paradise Lost. This is all because society is affecting him and causing bad actions to occur. At first, the creature did good. He saved a young girl from a river, but got shot in return. “This was then my reward of my benevolence! I had saved a human from destruction.” (139) He rescued someone, but because he did not look natural people just automatically assumed he was causing a problem. People always imagine the hero as a beautiful person, but when someone does not fit the mold it is not as accepted. To be an ideal hero you must be strong, brave, and beautiful. The creature just is not pretty enough. The way people view you can have a major effect on how we are treated and how we complete actions. Our actions our based off of the way we see our self

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