Examples Of Archetypal Characters In Frankenstein

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Archetypal Character Frankenstein just like many falls under the archetypal horror character. One might compare Frankenstein to other characters like Shere Khan from the Jungle Book and Long John Silver from the movie Treasure Island. So the question stands, how does the creature Frankenstein fit into the archetypal horror character? Mary Shelley more than likely created the creature to fit the archetypal character to separate him from the other characters. Frankenstein is separated from the other characters by his physical features, his isolated lifestyle, as well as his antagonistic behavior. Frankenstein is described many times throughout the story as a horrifying character; defined as being hideous. Fitting into the perfect archetypal character, Frankenstein’s physical features are deformed and unalike. “His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriance’s only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shriveled complexion and straight black lips” (5). In many eyes his features were considered…show more content…
The creature that Mary Shelley describes in her story is just that. Victor did not create him for evil, but was pushed because he was abandon by his creator. This being another separation of the creature from others because none of them act on the feeling of betrayal. The creature could not stand the idea of being alone. “There was none among the myriads of men that exist who would pity or assist me; and should I feel kindness towards my enemies? NO: From that moment on I declared everlasting war against species, and, more THAN ALL, against him who had formed me, and sent me forth to this insupportable
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