Examples Of Moral Ambiguity In Frankenstein

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The Moral Ambiguity of Frankenstein’s Monster
When it comes to moral to put it simply there is no black or white, morals are on a spectrum of gray. This theory stands true in the story of Frankenstein and his monster. Awareness of actions also play a heavy role in this novel, Frankenstein didn’t know the monster he would create, as the monster wasn’t aware of how the world was and even death. Throughout Frankenstein, the monster can’t be defined under the terms “good’ or “bad”, for the monster show qualities for both and cannot be defined by either term, Mary Shelley’s portrayal of the monster as a morally ambiguous character shows the significance of the work.
The monster, had only existed for a short time kills a child. William Frankenstein, little brother to Victor. He kills the child after becoming overwhelmed in rage when he found out Williams identity. The monster inflicted pain upon his creator through the means of killing William, as he intended to. This murder was not medicated and was a …show more content…

The monster has reason for his actions whether it’s hunger, loneliness, or revenge. When the monster was hungry he stole from the cottagers which he felt guilt for after seeing the poverty of the cottages. This lead him to repaying them by secretly chopping wood for them and trying make up for his misdeeds. This shows the monsters capability for guilt and its compasion. A pure evil being would not feel guilt, the emotion of remorse itself shows good in the being. When Frankenstein layed dead the monster wept as he had lost his purpose and is truly alone. After losing his purpose the monster goes to die, this was perhaps a form of atonement for his

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