One of the main perception In Mary Shelly’s novel, Frankenstein, was because of the monsters physical features he was thought to be a danger to society and would harm others. In this novel, the monster not only struggles with perceptions of society but also from the perception of his creator Victor. Because of the misperceptions that the monster encountered
One last reason why the monster does not deserve to live with the rest of society is because he does not know true justice. Victor promised the Monster he will make him a female companion just as ugly, so she will like the monster, but, Victor realized what he was
The death of William, Henry, and Elizabeth were all caused by the cruel demeanor of the world around him to people or things who look different. Just like in the present, people judge each other based on looks instead of attitude and personality. De Lacey wasn’t afraid of the Monster because he was blind and only knew him based on his personality. When Felix came into the room, he was afraid and pulled the man away from the Monster because he thought that the Monster would harm the
The humans classify Grendel as a “monster” but does this mean he truly is one? From reading Grendel, I took away that he let society's idea of himself captivate who he thought he really was. Grendel had the potential and the curiosity to be harmless, but he let the powerful words and actions of the humans, the Shaper, and the dragon take over his thoughts. In a way, the humans were just as much monsters in this book for not accepting Grendel, and making him become the monster he was. If the humans were to accept Grendel and they were able to understand each other, prevention of further catastrophes probably could have been
Monstrosity is a deceiving word that can cause society to act in a particular way blinding them from looking at the inner traits and rather focus on the physical traits. A person 's personality has now no longer defined whom they are but instead, their physical appearance has. For quite some time society have judged those who are any different and don’t meet the standard of normality and as a result, people tend to lash out of anger, leading many people to accept the fact that mankind is nothing but corrupted and evil. One of these people being Mary Shelley 's who shared her views on mankind in her novel Frankenstein, as she presents a creature that had been viewed as an abomination to society for its appearance and wrongdoings. However, these
However, the humans think otherwise, they think that Grendel is a supernatural monster that is here to kill them. So, due to circumstances I think the humans were the monsters and Grendel was not. In the novel Grendel was not mistaken when calling Hrothgar’s men animals. In the novel the men did some things that made them animals. For example Grendel
In the words of David Gemmell, “there is evil is all of us, and it is the mark of a man how he defies the evil within.” The beast in the novel starts as a symbol of fear and something that was ignored but ends up creating chaos and representing evil. In William Golding 's, Lord of the Flies, the boys making fun of the little boy for being scared of the beastie and the boys doubting Sam and Eric, Simons hallucination, and Simon 's death are evidence that show the evil and ignorance in the boys. There are many signs of ignorance towards the beast in the novel. One example of ignorance towards the beast is when the boys made fun of the little boy for being scared of the beast. When the little boy brought up the beast the first time, the older boys, “laughed and cheered,” (Golding.
He figured out that they fear the beast because it exists within each of them. This shows the beast symbol has grown throughout the events to make us realize the depth of it. Where the symbol doesn’t end here as readers we know that the beast isn’t real. However, the Lord of the Flies turns out to be the beast. He symbolizes the evil and violence that potentially exists in the heart of every human.
The dehumanisation of creations is not only influenced by their lack of names: their hideous also contributes to this. The Creature and Hyde are continuously described as deformed and hideous, which acts as a barrier between them and society, because those who are deformed cannot be seen to be accepted. “Seeing how ugly and ‘hideous’ his creation is once he has animated it, Victor abandons it in horror.” Özdemir states that Frankenstein only abandons the Creature due to the hideousness of his form, which aids his dehumanisation, further influenced by his ostracisation by the DeLaceys and the rest of society. The Creature’s identity links with Cooley’s ideas of a ‘Looking Glass Self’ - his view of himself “comes from the contemplation of personal qualities and impressions of how others perceive us” which presents his identity as being shaped by the constraints of society, and the idea that each society will eventually grow to contain someone similar to him as, even nowadays, society doesn’t accept all. Indeed, Said suggests that “neither Muslims nor Arabs nor any of the other dehumanized lesser peoples recognise themselves as human beings” in the eyes of others and therefore retaliate in order to prove themselves.
Although it comes back to Victor’s fault that the monster murdered the people to create the same desolation that the monster felt. The monster wouldn’t have been so lonely if victor didn’t abandoned him. Although it was right for Victor to not make a mate for the monster. It was sinister and the right thing after the anguish he suffered and the destruction his first creation caused. The monster may have murdered the people but its ironic because Victor was trying to kill him.