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Choose a complex and important character in a novel or a play of recognized literary merit who might on the basis of the character’s actions alone be considered evil or immoral. In a well-organized essay, explain both how and why the full presentation of the character in the work makes us react more sympathetically than we otherwise might. Avoid plot summary. I. Introduction: A. In Mary Shelly’s novel, Frankenstein, the reader is tasked with answering the central question of who is the truest evil. a. One the most impactful character’s is Frankenstein’s Monster b. Although he killed and became the monster he appeared the be, many readers sympathize and align with him c. Monster was abandon by his creator …show more content…

Frankenstein’s Monster is not categorized as evil by his malicious behavior and is sympathized with due to his creator abandoning him and the role of nature versus nurture taken place II. Monster’s Nature and alienation A. Monster originally had an inquisitive nature yet gentle nature a. Information on the German family was “each interesting and wonderful to one so utterly inexperienced as [he] was” (105) B. With the rejection and alienation from society, the only interactions the monster experiences, he becomes full of hatred a. Rejected by De Lacey family by his looks and labeled a monster b. Tries to save a child but is shot by child’s father C. Reader may feel sympathy towards the Monster’s actions because the readers know that his true nature was not evil and he was misjudged III. Victor’s Nurture and Responsibility Towards the Monster A. Sympathy for the Monster may come from the understanding on how Victor treated a. Left Monster to care for himself after “birth” when Victor discovered how grotesque and deformed he looked b. Felt limited responsibility towards the Monster c. Killed his companion B. Reader may feel that the Monster’s actions were justified by his

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