Horror In Frankenstein

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Ogre. Wretch. Demon. Monster. The words ring in his ears as he cries, “I was benevolent; my soul glowed with love and humanity; but am I not alone, miserably alone?” Through the gruesome tragedy of Victor Frankenstein and his creation, author Mary Shelley strikes us directly with the ugly reality the world has been fleeing from. By birth, Frankenstein’s creature was not anything close to a monster; he was hideous and physically deformed, but he was beautiful inside, an attribute difficult to obtain. Instead of breaking the barrier of fear to seek the critter’s benevolence, however, mankind bruised him with stones and harsh names, slowly and painfully transforming him into a fiend that murdered mankind to avenge his own misery. Unlike its horrific tale, the message behind “Frankenstein” is heartbreaking. Today’s world is a gigantic factory filled with monster-creators, Victor Frankensteins. The behemoths seen everyday are not eight-foot tall with hastily stitched skin, for we don’t use a combination of dead bodies to build them; instead, our selfishness and fear of difference drives our own kind towards present-day monstrosity because of ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disabilities, or other factors that must take a certain shape in order to avoid deformity. In the place of yellow eyes, statuses generate terror in…show more content…
We leave our kin to hide, ashamed of characteristics that deserve respect, not shame. The difficulty to face divergence is understandable, and mankind may be good deep down. Nonetheless, it takes more than just a good heart to enjoy diversity: we must set aside our fear and step outside the comfort zone to embrace it. In a sense, Shelley’s work is a warning to all of mankind. In the end, the problems we shoved under the carpet will come back to us, just like Frankenstein’s creature murdered Frankenstein’s
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