Rejection In Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley, the author of the novel Frankenstein, attended a ghost story party, hosted by Lord Baron. She won the competition for her tale about an unnatural creature trying to live amongst humans. The main protagonist of the story, Frankenstein, is viewed as a monster and is rejected by society. Frankenstein the film directed by David Wickes, inspired by the novel, demonstrates that people are negatively affected based on society’s rejection.

Frankenstein is an unfinished creature who is mistreated. He is in a courtyard innocently admiring omnipotent statues of greek gods and goddesses when he is confronted by two soldiers. These men are disgusted by his appearance and plunge a knife in Frankenstein’s arm. In an effort to protect himself
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He is not immune to rejection. He is isolated and lonely, so he is fascinated when he sees Clerval, Victor's friend, give his girlfriend a flower. In an effort to fit in he also gives the girlfriend, Justine, a flower. He hopes to make a new friend. Justine views him as a monster and runs away in panic. When Frankenstein is wounded by the soldiers, his friend Delacy cleans his wound with water from a bucket. Frankenstein sees his reflection in the water and is exasperated. He realizes his deformity is the reason humans are trying to kill him. In his first encounter with Victor, he chases Frankenstein to a mountain where he plans to kill him. Victor falls over a cliff, and pleads for help. In frustration Frankenstein says to Victor, “You come to kill, and have nothing to give. You made me and gave me nothing”. Frankenstein feels like he was cheated from the right to look…show more content…
Frankenstein breaks down, returning to his vulnerable state. He looks for Victor and finds him taking shelter in a boat. Since Frankenstein wants to kill Victor, he jumps in the boat. Victor attempts to persuade Frankenstein not to kill him. Frankenstein loathes him and but says, “I can not live in your world. Help me.” Victor is surprised, not because of Frankenstein words but by his emotions. Frankenstein pleads for help. Victor tells Frankenstein that there is no way to end their sorrow, because it is part of their fate and says, “When you kill me, you will die also.” Frankenstein begins to understand this new idea and decides not to kill Victor in fear of dying. To Frankenstein’s surprise, Victor still wants to kill him and they both fall off the boat and
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