Suffering In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Similar to any other conflict or struggle we undergo or face in life, suffering is an experience, and experiences always offer us something in return – whether good or bad. H. Richard Neibur states that suffering leads people to define themselves, take on character, and develop ethos. However, in this case, taking on ‘character’ is subjective, meaning that its effect can be defined by positive and negative circumstances. The outcome of suffering depends on a person’s capability of handling emotions and overcoming tough conditions. If the person’s strong enough and durable enough to take on a harsh unexpected events, then there is a chance that this person may see the light and overcome the missions with great attributes to share. However, if…show more content…
This time, due to the creature’s isolation and solitude and Frankenstein’s denial to creating a mate for it, the creature turns his kindness and caring acts into bitterness and fury. Here we understand that the capability of one’s own mind and strength determines the aftermath of anguish. The Syrians, victims of injustice created by their leader, Basher Al Asad, are currently fleeing the country, risking themselves being shot at and death itself, to escape the severe living conditions. Taking on careless actions to stay alive, the Syrians, with no skills at swimming, are traveling the waters 24 at a time in a boat designed primarily for 9. This act explains the suffering the Syrians are facing are sculpting them into new, defined people only searching for survival. Overall, it is understood that a person’s suffering causes a shift in personality, and it is surely a person’s personality that develops his/her character and develops his/her ethos. It cannot be misunderstood as it is guaranteed that a person’s response to suffering builds his/her character. Research states that although a few people suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after sufferings, that the PTSD they carry turns into Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG). This study clarifies that although the suffering breaks the person, on the long run it saves a

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