Essay about Frankenstein and Creature

Submitted By emilyswallow95
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In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelly, the Creature is looked upon as a monster, but he may in fact be the most human in the entire novel due to his genuine kindness, compassion, and feeling segregated.
Frankenstein’s Creature turns out to be genuinely kind, even though he appears to be monstrous. Some may argue that the Creature is not good spirited because later in the novel he writes “if I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear; and chiefly towards you my arch-enemy, because my creator, do I swear inextinguishable hatred.” (119) The way he looks toward the end of the book isn’t the way he was made to be. Rejection after rejection leads the Creature to be a monster, just like humans in today’s society. If a person is beaten up time after time they start to have a hard heart, and not want to be a “good” person anymore, but everyone is born with a soft heart, and reacts to what happens to them. Earlier in the book the Creature had been watching the cottagers, and helping them out here and there. “When I returned, as often as it was necessary, I cleared their path from the snow, and performed those offices that I had seen done by Felix.” (91) In this passage the Creature is not only noticing what needs to be done, but cares enough for the cottagers to clear the snow for them, without them knowing who is doing these random acts of kindness. The cottagers refer to the Creature as being a “good spirit” (91), but then once they see the creature they are afraid, yet they do not know what is on the inside, and what the Creature has been doing for them. They only see the outward appearance, and the Creature gets rejected.
The Creature knew the cottagers would reject him, just as Frankenstein had already done, so he watched them from afar for a long time. He saw them, and heard their music. It brought joy to the Creature. He longed to look like them so he could be a part of their family. He was stealing food from them, but then he realized he shouldn’t. “This trait of kindness moved