Human Behavior In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In Frankenstein, through strong diction, the simile of a demon, and characterization of Victor and the Monster, Shelley argues that the greatest influence on human behavior would be that a person 's environment is that completely takes a toll on their mental state. Authors such as Noreena Hertz and Roger Scruton also have similar analysis on this idea of human behavior. Through what Victor and the Monster have been through, towards the end, the monster felt he went through much more pain then Victor did because of how he didn’t care for him and expresses this through the strong diction Shelley portrays. As the Monster was speaking to Walton( friend of Victors) he exclaims “ Blasted as thou wert, my agony was still superior to thine” (Shelley 166), referring to Victor by this statement. Shelley 's use of the word “superior” shows how the Monster felt about what he feels and thinks is way worse then what Victor has felt. It is through these feelings that the Monster forever feels stuck with these emotions and guilt at what he has done and not only did Victor know how to love and understand unlike the monster, but Victor did not take the time to show him and neglected/ hated him in the end. This goes into comparison with Noreena Hertz article “ Why We Make Bad Decisions”. In this, she says “ I did not know whether I had an illness that would kill me or stay with me for the rest of my life” (pg.3) when referring to her weight loss problem. This connects to Monster
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