Frankenstein Persuasive Essay

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Joel Coen once stated, “We create monsters and then we can’t control them.” The same can be told about Frankenstein by Mary W. Shelley. The book shows us how the creature is made and eventually abandoned by Victor. Throughout the following chapters, there is a noticeable shift in the creature’s personality as he discovers more about his upbringing. The creature is truly kind by nature, but the circumstances of his life lead him to hate humanity and take his rage out on them. Chapter 12 shows how kind he can be when he feels a connection with someone. As the creature watches the De Lacey family, he builds a relationship with them in his mind. The creature cares for them so much, he even helps with chores. In his mind, the emotional connection was so strong that the creature says “...When they were unhappy, I felt depressed; when they rejoiced, I sympathized in their joys.” (Shelley 95). The bond between the creature and the …show more content…

This was after the discovery of the journal which detailed how Victor abandoned him a year prior. This final blow by humanity causes him to hate. The creature burns the cottage and destroys everything that was related to the family. The creature says he feels, “feelings of revenge and hatred… But again, when I reflected that they had spurned and deserted me, anger returned, a rage of anger; and unable to injure anything human, I turned my fury towards inanimate objects.” (Shelley 119) After telling Victor his entire story, the creature asks for a female companion to lead him to happiness. The creature tells Victor, “I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind?” (Shelley 125). He goes on to blame Victor and humankind for his murder. He knows in his heart that if not for his treatment by humanity, he would be kind. The creature believes that if he had someone that looked like him, he would be happy. And ultimately Victor agrees to create the creature a

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