Commentary On Mary Shelley's Quote Response To Frankenstein '

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Kristen Moody
Pre AP English 10, Period 2
September 17, 2016
Frankenstein DJ’s
Quote Response
"Remember that I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed."(68). In this passage the monster is talking about Adam, the loved creation of God. God created Adam for companionship and loved him like a son. It is hard to find Frankenstein and God alike, and to me is offensive to think of Frankenstein as a god. My God is good and compassionate, creating us in his perfect image and staying with us even through our sin. Frankenstein created something that looked horrible and then left it to defend for itself, neither helping nor being a part of his creations life. In the passage
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As a reader it is hard to see the monster in this passage as he has been described before by Frankenstein. The monster is acting more human than thing, discovering the problems of poverty and having a compassionate heart towards the struggling family. His goal is now to help others, not to help himself. This is different than how Frankenstein has seen and portrayed him. Instead of scaring and maliciously killing, the monster is selfless and sacrifices his time and satisfaction to help the people next door have an easier time surviving the winter. Now that I can see the monster’s human-like feelings I wonder what made him turn from this compassionate creature into a killing one. In my experience, helping others builds fellowship and community. I predict that by helping others, the monster will find happiness, convince humans of his good heart, and will feel accepted. Now that the monster feels human emotion and has a humanlike reaction, shouldn’t that mean he should be treated as…show more content…
I imagined that they would be disgusted, until, by my gentle demeanour and conciliating words, I should first win their favour, and afterwards their love. These thoughts exhilarated me, and led me to apply with fresh ardour to the acquiring the art of language"(79). Getting to high school, I dreamt of being welcomed. I was so excited for the best years of my life. I hoped that I would have a close group of friends and feel like I was connected. Instead I have found that cliques are more defined than ever before and it seems that everyone already has their own group. It felt like I wasn’t needed. Though I have not yet found a group to call my own, I have a better chance of being accepted then the monster, who is unlike all human beings. The monster is dreaming about what it would feel like to finally be accepted, not accepting that he might still be cast away. I hope that Frankenstein’s dream doesn’t crash down on him. Sometimes, people tend to be scared of those different then themselves. The monster knows that people have chased him away before because he was different. His goal is to learn how to be like them so he can gently communicate in order to be accepted. Being accepted would mean that the monster could be part of a community. I hope that he does get accepted and seen for his character. I predict the opposite however, because it is hard for people to see beyond
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