Frankenstein Annotated Bibliography Essay

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Works Cited Enstein, Vicki F. "Frakenstien" Vicki F. Enstein. 8 Mar. 2005. Web. 19 Jan. 2016. Higgins, Nicholas. "Biblion: FRANKENSTEIN | ESSAY_higgins." Biblion: FRANKENSTEIN | ESSAY_higgins. NYPL Correctional Services. Web. 19 Jan. 2016. Hill, Miller. "Hill-Miller, "My Hideous Progeny"" Hill-Miller, "My Hideous Progeny" 1995. Web. 19 Jan. 2016. "Frankenstein." The Online Literature Library. Web. 19 Jan. 2016. Shelley, Mary W, and Marilyn Butler. Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus: The 1818 Text. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. Print. Konnor Fenwick Immoral Justice Period 3 English 12 Honors The justice system presented in…show more content…
When introducing the family the father was described as, "The father of Safie had been the cause of their ruin. He was a Turkish merchant, and had inhabited Paris for many years, when, for some reason which I could not learn, he became obnoxious to the government. He was seized and cast into prison the very day that Safie arrived from Constantinople to join him. He was tried and condemned to death. The injustice of his sentence was very flagrant; all Paris was indignant; and it was judged that his religion and wealth, rather than the crime alleged against him, had been the cause of his condemnation” (110). A brief history of the cottagers the old man, De Lacey, was once an affluent and successful citizen in Paris; his children, Agatha and Felix, were well-respected members of the community. Safie’s father, a Turk, was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to death. Falsely accused again Mary Shelley shows that the crime and punishment system in the book reflects the real worlds justice system. “Turkeys legal system was just as bad as Britain’s at the time Civilian and military jurisdiction were separated. While they could also try civilians in times of martial law and in matters concerning military service.” (Miller 3). Citizens could be wrongly accused if the idea of them being a hindrance or problem sprung up. This is exactly what…show more content…
One after another victim-to-victim fell to the unjust and unlawful acts of the justice system of the time without any help from the surrounding society. Justine was the first to fall because of how no one stood up for her in the society that lived all around her therefore she took the fall for everything. Second to feel the heat was Mr. De Lacy who consequently dragged the whole family down the government did not want Mr. De Lacy poking around anymore so they framed him. No one tried to appeal the trial or even tried to find evidence to help his case. Finally Victor, the one who sat there and did not speak up for Justine, felt the cold shoulder from society too when he was accused of murder. Following Victor’s whole trial he was only saved because his father spoke out and someone from the justice system saw how the evidence did not point to him. Showing how dysfunctional and irresponsible society and the justice system at the time was what Mary Shelley intended. Commenting on these issues was what the novel proved effective on showing just how dysfunctional the government and their neighbors really

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