Emotion and Creature Essay

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To answer this question the word “soul” means, A person's moral or emotional nature or sense of identity. The principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.” In a shorter definition, this means the feelings and emotions of a person, not the physical part. This is a question with no right answer because it depends on the beliefs of the person answering it. From a debate people agree that the creature has soul. From reading this book there was plenty of evidence in the book to convince any reader this. Even something like the Creature has feelings because no one could live life with zero emotions and opinions. Even animals have a soul because they do feel happiness and sadness. Just look at dogs for example. You can tell when they are upset and when they are content. No one is just plain physical. Emotions are a part of life for everything that’s living; you can’t get rid of them.

The Creature has a soul because he is able to grow mentally, rationalize, and make decisions by himself with thoughts and feelings to back it up with. When the Creature was first created he was like a big, ugly, baby. He didn’t know anything about how the world worked or what was going on. He couldn’t speak or read at all because he didn’t know how. He later learned how to do that from his “protectors” as the Creature called them. “While I improved in speech, I also learned the science of letters as it was taught to the stranger; and this opened before me a wide field for wonder and delight.” (Frankenstein, p. 84). This quote is evidence that the Creature learned to speak and read like a human would. His mind was growing and it was filling up with knowledge. After that he started to learn the bigger material. How the world was organized. “While I listened to the instructions which Felix bestowed upon the Arabian, the strange system of society was explained to me. I heard of the division of property, of immense wealth and squalid poverty; of rank descent, and noble blood.” ( Frankenstein, p.84-85) This sentence proves that the Creature did grow mentally just like a young human would do. He learned how the world functioned just like a child would eventually learn too. The Creature also learned to rationalize. “You must create a female for me, with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being.” (Frankenstein, p. 104). When he asked Frankenstein to make him a bride he backed it up with logical reasons. He would stay out of human’s way and not cause any harm to anyone. He knew that humans would never accept him and knew that the rational thing to do was to live in isolation with someone else just like himself. It was a decision the Creature put a lot of thought in and felt strong about it. He couldn’t take the rejection of people anymore. As you can see these are all human qualities and proof that the Creature has a soul because these are not physical traits, but emotional.

Another reason is that the creature has many emotions that come out in the book. There is rejection, sadness, anger, love, loneliness, and more. A person without a soul would not have those feelings. The Creature does though and that is