The Role Of Judgmental People In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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When meeting someone for the first time, we seem to judge them based on their looks the most. Judging someone’s looks comes naturally, because we see their faces first. Eventually, we get to know their personality. After that, we can decide whether or not we like them as a person. When you don’t take the time to get to know someone’s personality, you can leave with a wrong impression. Looks do not make a person. In the novel Frankenstein, judgmental people and the way someone looked caused many deaths. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s monster experiences this prejudice. Although he looks ugly and scary, he only wants friends. The monster wanders alone trying to make friends along the way, and everyone rejects him based on his looks. The monster has a wonderful personality, but no one takes the time to see that. New people shun him, thinking he wants to harm them. …show more content…

When William died, Justine laid in her bed, sleeping. The next morning, someone turned her in because she had on the locket that the murderer took from William. Everyone assumed she killed him. Justine had her trial and admitted to the murder. The interrogator convinced her that she would not go to heaven unless she confessed. “He threatened excommunication and hell fire in my last moments if I continued obdurate.” (Shelley, Chapter 8) Frankenstein contains many themes and lessons that need to be learned. “Don’t judge a book by its cover” shows up the most throughout the story. When everyone sees someone as just a face rather than their character and personality, the situation can become complicated. In Frankenstein, an “innocent man” created a monster, a “monster” had the most compassionate attitude towards those who shunned him, and a “murderer” never committed the crime. Everyone in the world has judged someone based on their looks. If we all took the time to learn about each other, the world would be a better

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