Theme Of Injustice In Frankenstein

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The themes I discussed link with those most poignant throughout Mary Shelley 's ‘Frankenstein’; and include injustice, morality, fate, and judgment. Themes of injustice are prominent throughout, in more than one way. Legal injustice is explored after Justine is trialed for the murder of Henry, and overall “wretched mockery of justice”, is represented in my story with the ruling on the ethics board, which allowed the main character, who was guilty, to be free. Additionally, social injustice is evident when the monster is beaten by the villagers, which I mirrored in the speech of the ‘creation’ who had only been treated poorly his entire life and only created to “satisfy the selfish needs of man”. The setting of the ethics board encapsulated another common theme of judgment and morality; specifically relating to Frankenstein and his choices on creating the monster, but also in the way that the monster took revenge; leaving the reader to question whether it was right or wrong, much like a decision on an ethics board. Moreover, the natural world and concept of fate were included in my story with the “wind that blew out the candles”, commenting on how fate wished him to stop his research; much like the way fate led to Frankenstein 's illness and death in the novel. Lastly, the big ideas of isolation and passion are included throughout and are the driving force behind my character 's actions, yet my main character’s ambitions make him fallible, which is similar to Frankenstein.
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