Frankenstein Essay

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Lydia Snyder
Mr. Church
Will the REAL Monster of Frankenstein, Please Stand Up It has often been argued that the definition of a monster is something inhuman, something or someone who has no regard for life and nature and that which is good. There are three monsters, all three of these monsters have qualities that are threatening and lead to harm. In the story, the most obvious representation of a monster is the creature that Frankenstein created. The being had a hideous and disturbing physical appearance that was able to frighten and disgust any human being. To go along with his monstrous looks, the monster became a killing machine. He killed William, Frankenstein's younger brother, Elizabeth, his wife, and also Henry, his best friend. This beast possessed all the necessary characteristics of a true monster: unnatural and extreme deformities, wickedness, lack of humanity for other humans, and the ability to kill. In the story of Frankenstein, there are three real monsters: society, Frankenstein, and the creature. The first “person” to be thought of as a Monster would be Victor’s creation. The Creature was created for Frankenstein’s amusement. To the creature Victor was a father. He was all that the creature ever knew and Victor casted him off and ran in disgust. Even though Victor did not treat the creature the way he deserved he should have never killed. Though the creature did what he did in revenge it will never be okay to kill no matter who you are. If the Monster wasn’t hideous and was an everyday person he would be a monster for killing innocent people including a child, and framing other innocent people for his dirty work. While the creature may have had all the traits of a monster, Frankenstein, his creator, is a different definition of a monster. Frankenstein was a monster being that he toyed with nature and tried to play the role of God; he used his genius to unmorally create a human being. The scientist ultimately became a monster because of the results of his experiments. He put not only himself, but his family and the world as a whole in danger because he longed to find and recreate the spark of life. Frankenstein's lack of cognition and his selfish desire to achieve outrageous scientific goals made him a dangerous and harmful being as well. Society’s first trait of this story brings out that it is