In Philip Pullman’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ , it clearly shows that he encourages the audience to feel more sympathy for the Monster and not Frankenstein. This is because of the way people describe the Monster and say extremely violent things to him, such as death threats. The Monster states things in the story so the other people understand the hardships he has had but not everyone believes that it is worth feeling sorry for because of the way he is different to man. So it makes the audience have sympathy for him because they know what the Monster has been through and they know he has had gone through more exclusion from the public than what Frankenstein has. The Monster tried to do everything he could possibly do with other humans right, but they just didn’t accept him.
The monster’s appearance also made many people assume that the monster would behave ruthlessly and immorally. For example, when the monster saved the little girl from drowning he was treated as a villain because of its frightful appearance. Shelley brings up the idea of people judging each other by the first impression. During the time the book was written and today there has not been much change because we still judge each other based on looks. Many immigrants are seen as horrible because of their outer appearance or what they have heard about them.
It is easy to understand that the beast’s actions were just followed by horrible feelings. First, the monster was abandoned and stricken mentally. Then, the people in the village threw rocks at the beast with rage. Along the feeling of self-consciousness, the creature had to deal with loneliness. Without love and responsibility, the monster killed Frankenstein’s best friend, Henry Clerval.
Frankenstein left the monster alone, and the monster reacted for seeking that Frankenstein should feel just as much loneliness and woe and he did by killing off his entire family. Shelly is therefore claiming that one's own nature and forms in which they were nurtured (Frankenstein) have an effect on those of others, and can even cause someone else to be more inhumane than the original person (the daemon). This is seen in human nature, where one who experiences abandonment from a parent because the parent's nature causes them to flee, this person will be more likely to commit crimes due to their loneliness and lack of direction by a parental figure. This translates directly into the plot of the story,
Felix however, being able to see, hit the monster “violently with a stick” (Shelley 94) upon meeting it which makes the monster sad rather than angry as it flees instead of striking back. It is obvious that the humans who the creature encountered act solely based on its appearance which is the purest form of xenophobia. It never is given the chance to explain itself except in the case of de Lacey. This proofs that it is innate in most humans to associate foreignness as being something negative and potentially
10)Victor’s dismay for the monster doesn’t mean he shouldn’t take responsibility and take care of his creation. 11) Victor spent plenty of time on the creature and the monster, larger and stronger than Victor petrified Victor which caused him to enter a state of illness caused by fear. 12) A person who lacks an identity such as Victor attempted to create a life which resulted in a hurried project and a scary creature. 13) Since Victor played God in the creation of the monster the monster had the right to despise Victor. (Shelley) 14) Since Victor denies the monster social acceptance, the monster is left to self educate himself which leads to isolation issues which cause violence.
The monster in Frankenstein is the one who is hated because of his ugliness. His form is unpleasant, but his spirit may be human. There are two-sided about this. Most people consider that the monster in the story is not a human, in my view he is true human. Most people consider that the monster in the story is not a human because of his birth and vitality.
When the creature in Frankenstein was created, (s)he was so ugly and scary that no one could even look at them without screaming and running away. Into the novel, the creature makes contact with one person, that ended up being delightful. When the creature starts listening to a family they make contact with one of the members, and old blind man named De Lacey. The blind man is the only character in Frankenstein who the creature talks to that doesn’t run away screaming. The Blind man valued mind over looks, not because he wanted to, but because he had to.
After Victor Frankenstein created the Monster, Frankenstein was “unable to endure the aspect of the being [he] had created, [and] rushed out of the room…” (35). Frightened of his very own creation due to its hideous appearance, Frankenstein took flight and didn’t think of the consequences that would eventually follow. Being terror-stricken by the Monster and fleeing shows Frankenstein’s strong sense of fear. Though it was cruel that Frankenstein would run away from the very creation he put together with his very own two hands, his reaction of fear and panic proves that he does contain a sense of humanity within him. Indeed, it is also true that Frankenstein has failed to tolerate or look past the Monster’s flawed appearance; however, because he himself was the creator of the Monster, he felt a sense of pressure and fear of being the one to have to take responsibility for creating something so
When the monster approaches a young boy, he realizes that the child is unprejudiced due to the innocence of youth: “Suddenly, as I gazed on him, an idea seized me, that this little creature was unprejudiced, and had lived to short of a time to have imbibed a horror of deformity” (100). The child glances upon the monster and screams; the monster attempts to quiet him, but the boy shouts that he is a Frankenstein and therefore utters his death sentence. The creature despises his creator, Victor Frankenstein, and any member of the Frankenstein family group, because Frankenstein conjured him in such a grotesque image. Since the child is a Frankenstein, the monster decides to murder him because of the monster’s bias that the Frankenstein family is evil. Shelley has the creature’s own prejudice end an innocent child's life and in doing so, demonstrates another example of the negative effects of
The people in the village don 't even give him a chance. They all saw him, and because of his appearance the children ran away while the adults threw stones at him. ¨ ´… but I had hardly placed my foot within the door before the children shrieked, and one of the women fainted, the whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me…´ ¨ (74)
Frankenstein and Bane are two people whose lifestyles are as common as they get. They both come from loneliness and only desire is to be noticed and loved. The two, seem as monsters on the outside, but in the inside they 're as pure as it gets. Frankenstein was a monster with numerous of emotions. People thought of him just to be a monster, but if you really knew him from the inside you would know it wasn’t true.
The man ran because he believed that the monster was about to hurt him, from the monster 's gruesome appearance, the man automatically assumed the monster was evil. Again because of his appearance, in which Victor created him with, many people often created similar reactions to that of this man.For example, the villagers would throw rocks at the monster to make him leave. This reaction made the monster feel even more terrible. First impressions are still a great part of society as well as the instant judgment on someone. Another example in todays society, someone could be driving around town and see an African-American male in a fancy care, the first thing that they could think of is that this man has stole someone 's car.This is an example of a common stereotype.
Frankenstein’s lack of feminine nurture leaves the creature in abandonment, demonstrating the isolation caused from lack of nurture. Because Frankenstein abandons him, the monster searches for nurture, finding a family to watch from afar. However, the monster believes he “requires kindness and sympathy” and attempts to converse with them in hopes to receive nurture (118, Shelley). Yet, as he speaks with the De Laceys, he gets “dashed to the ground” and “struck violently with a stick” (121, Shelley). This depicts male violent tendencies that dominate feminine nurture.
Some would feel contrite for the monster, whose face not even a mother/mad scientist could love. It is through rejection and loneliness that the Creature develops his personality. Even though he may be a “Monster” in our eyes, one should examine how quickly the Creature