Self Identity In Frankenstein

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The creature, Victor Frankenstein’s creation, had to suffer and tolerate life without care, love, or identity. The creature was never given a name because Victor didn’t want his monster to become more human-like. It can reinforce that the creature is property, and not a human being that is loved and cared for. Names are important for everyone because it is the easiest way to have self-identity.

The creature never received a Christian name throughout the story. He tends to be called, “creature”, “the daemon”, and “thing”. Victor Frankenstein didn’t name him because it would be easier to abandon him. “How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured
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The creature was never named, cared for, and even loved. Appearance is a major theme in the novel because that is why he was never named, Victor was disgusted by his looks and abandoned him. “Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even YOU turned from me in disgust?” (insert chapter) The creature was shocked when he first saw how wretched and hideous he was. He was watching the beautiful De Lacey family, and was horrified when he saw his appearance. “At first I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror; and when I was became fully convinced that I was in reality the monster that I am, I was filled with the bitterest densations of despondence and mortification. Alas! I did not yet entirely know the fatal effects of this miserable deformity.” (Chapter 12) Due to his hideous appearance, he doesn’t have any self identity. Names are the key factor to everyone’s self identity. He is just known as the hideous monster. “I was dependent on none and related to none. The path of my departure was free, and there was none to lament my annihilation. My person was hideous and my stature gigantic. What did this mean? Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come?” (Insert
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