Dr. Frankenstein's Monster

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The google definition of a monster is as follows; an imaginary creature that is typically large, ugly, and frightening, an inhumanly cruel or wicked person. How do I define monster? I define a monster as someone who has no feeling, someone (or something), who doesn't care about anything except survival. Someone who couldn’t give less of a shit (excuse my language) about anyone or anything other than themselves. The issue I will work on addressing in this essay is Dr. Frankenstein's monster. Is it really a ‘monster’. Was it ever really a ‘monster’? When the creature was first ‘born’, or created, he was innocent and afraid. He knew nothing about anything, not how to read, write, or even communicate at all. So at this point I seriously do not…show more content…
So now, he knows more of how to communicate and he’s less, for lack of a better term, ignorant. So, because of this he starts to develop feelings for this family that he is spying on, which suggests that he has feelings, which I believe, a monster does not. He also has the ability to learn which suggests he’s superior to many things (babies, insects, bacteria, etc.). He also begins to care immensely for the people he is watching. He regards Agatha and Felix as ‘superior beings’ and admires their immense beauty many times during both the story and some of the films. When he is shunned and beaten by them (all humans) after being accused of trying to kill a girl rather than save her he feels betrayed and says, “This was then the reward of my benevolence! I had saved a human being from destruction, and as a recompense I now writhed under the miserable pain of a wound which shattered the flesh and bone. The feelings of kindness and gentleness which I had entertained but a few moments before gave place to hellish rage and gnashing of teeth. Inflamed by pain, I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind.” Later, after he vowed his vengeance on all of mankind, I do believe he becomes somewhat of a monster, when he does things like burn the people’s house to the ground in a fit of rage. This suggests that he is thinking only of…show more content…
He was also hurt because he knew the Doctor didn’t love him or care about him at all, he viewed him as a mistake, an experiment gone horribly wrong. I’m sure this was hurtful to the monster, as the Doctor was the closest thing to family he had yet he shunned him and despised him. I don’t know about you but I would be extremely hurt by this, if the only family you had in the world viewed you as a mistake and told you as much. I imagine that would be enough to make a person (or monster) break and vow vengeance on all
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