In society, monsters are not to control because they are different from the norm. Humans beings want to be welcomed by society because if they are not they would become an outcast. The monster recalls,” I viewed myself in a transparent pool! At first, I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror. ”(Shelley 130)
With regard to Frankenstein that acts as a power glass through which we can sight that how the society alienates certain people just because they don’t complete their preferred and important requirements in the society. It exposes the strange unfamiliar position of society. The individual who was considered monstrous due to hideous appearance are regarded as disgusting and awful. Even though the fiend has sociable purpose, the citizens were arrogant and were assembling such judgments just being shaped by the society and therefore presumed the creature as evil. This mindset cause the refusal by the not only strangers but by the own family.
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.
It appears Mary Shelley, through the suffering portrayed by Frankenstein’s Monster, is hinting that knowledge is not necessarily a good thing. In fact, she appears to be arguing that ignorance is bliss and that knowledge is the cause of greater suffering. In the case of Frankenstein’s Monster, the knowledge of language and history caused him to see past his blissful ignorance of his marginalized identity and caused him to realize the extent of his future suffering. Simply put, without the knowledge that he is doomed to be barred from society due to his monstrous look, he would not have felt such loneliness and disconnect from humanity. In his case, knowledge is the root cause of his
Also, the monster was created not naturally born into the world. (Morrison) In the book, Victor deny the monster any love or joy because he is ugly that he describes as “when I saw the filthy mass that moved and talked, my heart sickens and my feelings were altered to those of horror and hatred” (Shelly) The quote reveals that Victor hated Frankenstein right away due to appearance only which judge the monster in an unfair way. Also, Victor made him as the perpetrator due to destroying the monster’s request for a female creature.
Society is well-known for pushing those who are outsiders or strange away from society. This is prevalent to the examples in Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein. The monster who was created by Victor Frankenstein who wanted to be the first to create life was appalled by the sights of the his creation. Frankenstein’s monster is judged based on his appearances and is often ostracized by society, just as anyone in modern day society can be shunned or pushed away due to their looks or how they think. The most outstanding example of ostracism that occurred throughout the novel is based on the monster’s physical features and structure.
In Frankenstein, the reader spots the danger when Victor destroys the female monster where the monster proclaims “Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension. Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master; -- obey!”(Shelley 157). The reader sees the obvious tension between Victor and the monster due to both of their lacks of responsibility for each other and themselves and can relate it to the United States and their global affairs with countries like North Korea where the countries leaders have resulted to name calling like “rocketman” and “mad man”(Stevens). Throughout Frankenstein the reader saw Shelley’s theme of the dangers in not taking responsibility like pain, death, the suffering of others, and now the reader finds out how one of the dangers is the risk of composing deadly
Symbolism also displays the divide in opinions. The soldiers uses the word “evil” in the same sentence as “claws” to draw emphasis to them. In the other approach, the word “hands” shows that hands could do an equal amount of evil. Lastly, Polysyndeton brought sympathy through revealing similarities between monster and man and brought the two stories together.
His appearance scares the people he encounters, and his only desire is love. Further in the novel, there are many situations where the Monster is the victim. Shelley uses words that provide imagery for her readers. Readers will think Victor is the antagonist. He realizes if he would show the Creature love, the Monster would not kill the people.
In the novel, the woman is accountable for the man's mistakes and misdoings. The men have objectified the women, and have made the women dependent on them. Robert Walton uses women to find out the answers to his curiosity; Victor Frankenstein takes himself as a God and above all while the monster makes the women his victims by killing them for his personal selfish gains. Another feminist perspective is the idea that the contribution of the women in the society does not count. The idea is evident when water ignores his sister's advice (Shelley, pg.
Accusations implying Bronies are immature men or sexual predators provide enough rationale for outsiders to find contempt in these fans. Venetia Robertson suggests that many of these adverse reactions toward the Brony community result from, “an assumption that there is something sick, wrong, or ‘creepy’ about the way Bronies subvert expectations surrounding gender, age, and the consumption of media.” The “unnaturalness” of Bronies somehow merits the ridicule they receive because they supplant commonly held assumptions of gender. Suppositions of “creepiness” that Robertson refers to are a contributing factor to the stigma surrounding Bronies. Drawing contrasts between the intended audience and a subsection of the audience who engages in the
This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence. In both situations, a friendly and accepting hand could have led both monsters to happiness and kindness, but the lack thereof sparked the violence. Grendel and the Monster from their respective works, Gardner’s Grendel and Shelley’s Frankenstein, find themselves with no companionship, nobody to share in their joys or sorrows, which leads to violence being taken out on those who rejected them; if those victims had initially accepted and loved Grendel and the Monster, this would not have
Societies throughout time have always struggled with outsiders. Humans easily notice differences and are quick to despise them, outcasting any person in whom they see these discrepancies. While the specific targeted characteristic may vary, this idea is ever persistent. In Jessica Brody’s novel Unforgotten, she highlights through angry, fearful diction and personification that people often look upon differences negatively, ultimately hurting those targeted. Brody relies heavily on diction to illustrate her idea that people are upset by outsiders.
Society is built to treat those considered ‘normal’ with a higher degree of fairness than those considered different. Two works of writing look to examine the issues of personal challenges and difficulty with peers in society. Initiation, a fictional short story by Sylvia Plath, examines what those who are different will do to earn prestige in society, while Reaction-Interaction, a personal essay by Diane Kenyon, explores the troubles deaf people face nearly everyday. By comparing and contrasting these two pieces, personal challenges in society can be examined and evaluated.
Irony In The Matrix "Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony" - Morpheus, the Matrix. This quote is an example of one of the most important topics in The Matrix which was made in 1999 by Andy and Lana Wachowski. The Wachowski’s use irony effectively in the text to attempt to provoke some of our deepest thoughts that we have encountered throughout life. They use theories from some of the most established philosophers who try to link the real world with ‘hyper real’ worlds.