The Importance Of Breaking The Law In Frankenstein

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By breaking the law, neglecting his creation, and selfishly withholding information, Frankenstein made the already miserable existence of the monster indefensible.

Even the first action Victor takes in constructing his abomination is reprehensible, by breaking the law he dooms his project from the beginning. Simply animating life was not enough for Frankenstein, he had to create a “human” but not just any ordinary human, a towering 8 foot tall beast sewed together using the stolen remains of the dead. While relating the gruesome details of his conquest to Walton, Frankenstein mentions that not only did he rob graves, but he “tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay”. By using the graves of the poor and the backs of tortured animals as stepping stones to reach his goal, Frankenstein makes both himself and the things he creates disgusting. Although creating life might sound like such a wonderful thing, anything brought to existence under these circumstances and by such an awful designer must be cursed.
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Lacking the foresight and responsibility of giving life to inanimate objects, his end result was a disaster. Firstly, he made it freakishly grotesque, because who could ever anticipate such a thing would come from the sewn together remains of the recently deceased? Left to stride through the countryside with a face only a blind man could love, it is no wonder that the monstrosity that was Frankenstein 's monster turned against the society he was so unwittingly thrown into. Though one may pity the thing for being shunned by everyone who sees him, it is difficult to believe anyone would react differently if faced with the same circumstance. The monster never asked for his face, or his life, and Frankenstein completely lacked the rationality or talent to create a face or a life that could reasonably thrive in
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