Sympathy For The Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Brandon Zakrosky Toni J. Weeden English 14 November 2017 The Monster There were several times I had sympathy for the monster in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Victor came from a privileged family and decided he wanted to play god, which is when he created the monster. It was selfish of Victor to create the monster and leave without explaining the world it. After reading this essay I think you will also have sympathy for the monster. Sympathy is when you have feelings of pity or sorrow towards someone 's misfortune (Oxford Dictionaries, 1998). I had sympathy for the monster several times throughout the book. The first time I did was when he was being brought to life, “Unable to endure the aspect of the being that I created, I rushed out of the room and continued a long time traversing my bedchamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep” (Shelley 42). This made me think of Victor as a coward, he spent 2 years creating a new being and just left it after its completion. After he left the monster, he did not come back into the story until chapter 10. In the beginning of the novel, all the monster coveted was his creator 's acceptance. Although Victor wanted nothing to do with the monster he continued to try and gain his acceptance. All it received was rejection and hatred which leads to it becoming a harmful beast. The relationship they had resembled one of a good-for-nothing father and an orphaned son. That shows how much can be done to something/someone when they
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