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Definition Of Monster In Frankenstein

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Jacob T. Ray

Virginia Benitez

English 2B

30 November 2016

The True Definition of a Monster People argue that the definition of a monster is someone who lacks human qualities, cruel, and barbaric or that a monster is an imaginary creature that has no point in life but can be good. In novels, biographies , and articles and so on writers use the word “monster” to point out to the reader the “monster” is a terrible person. When people think what a monster is many times they start thinking of scary creatures, halloween costumes, and horror movies. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein the monster outside feature shows horrid looks but is truly good inside. Mary Shelley teaches us to never judge a person based on their outside experience
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One quote to explain this is “a new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me. I might in process of time… renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption” (Shelley 52). This quote clearly explains he is a monster. When he says “a new species would bless me as its creator” he is explaining he wanted to be god like for example he wants someone to bow down to him, be his “slave”, and do everything he wants him to do. Which is every characteristic of a monster. Victor’s rejection of the monster is cold blooded and heartless and leads the monster into doing bad things. It’s like a newborn baby in the world with no one to take care of it. Victor is not the only monster in Frankenstein but society is also the monster in this
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