Was It Frankenstein

’s Fault? Essay, Research Paper

Over the centuries people claimed that they were

influenced to do heinous crimes as a result of

the environment they were placed in. Eve was

influenced by the serpent; the Menendez were

influenced by the evilness inflicted upon them

by their parents sin; and teenagers that were

influenced by the satanic music they listened

to. Well, there is a similar case with Mary

Shelly?s Frankenstein. In that, one of the main

characters was influenced to do evil. Because

throughout his miserable existence he sustained

great rejection in the environment he was created

in, as a result of his external appearance.

Throughout the novel the “Monster” seemed to show

some kind of desire to socialize with other

people, however when ever he attempted to

socialize doing so he was rejected for his

hideous appearance.

The first instance of this was when the monster

was created by Victor Frankenstein, his creator,

was ecstatic with his achievement until the

beast opened his eyes. “?Great God! His yellow

skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and

arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous

black, and following; his teeth of pearly whiteness; but these luxuriance?s only formed a more

horrid contrast with his water eyes,?” When

Victor saw this disgusting sight he immediately

ran away even though the monster had done nothing

to deserve this kind of treatment.

The second instance of rejection is while the

monster was walking he saw a young boy that

seemed to have openly “kind” personality and the

immaturity to not hate someone just for their

disfigured appearance. However when the “Monster”

approached the boy, the child told the “Monster”

that his father, Mr. Frankenstein (Alphonse the

father of Victor) would kill the monster, when

he got there, “?My papa is a Syndic–he is M.

Frankenstein–he will punish you. You dare not

keep me…” But why did the boy despise the

monster so bad that he wanted him dead, was it

because he is ugly, or disfigured.

The last instance of rejection was after realizing he was unusual, the “Monster” encountered a family, called the De Lacey?s, living in a cabin. So to learn all he could from them, the “Monster” watched them in secrecy. Well, after a long and vigorous study he gained the courage to ask the De Lacey?s if they would allow him be a part of their family, as long as he helped them out. Instead of honoring this, the family saw his hideous face they tried to kill him, even though he only had only pure intentions in talking to them.

As retribution of the frequent rejection

throughout his dour existence; he felt that he

could take other lives to make the misery even

for all.

The first instance of this is because of Victor?s

disposition towards his creation. The “Monster”

became deranged to seek revenge on him. All

because Frankenstein creating him so hideously

it caused the monster to have a life of torment

in the horrible environment he was created in.

Some of the revenge that Victor sustained was

that his brother, William, and his wife,

Elizabeth were killed.

The second instance of result for all the

rejection, is shown when William threatened the

“Beast” life by being destroyed by Mr.Frankenstein.

(which was actually the father of Victor) The

“Monster” heard the name Frankenstein and

thought it was the same person as his nemesis

creator. So the creature stole the soul from

William?s body, by simply encompassing his hands

around the boy?s esophagus, thus ending the boys

life. “?My papa is a Syndic–he is M.Frankenstein–

he will punish you. You dare not keep me.?

?Frankenstein! You belong to my enemy?to

him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge;

you shall be my first victim”

The last instance of result for the rejection,

is shown when the “Monster” came in peace to

speak to the De Lacey?s, he was deeply depressed

by the spurning and potential slaughtering they

showed and attempted to the “Monster”.

A majority of the offenders of heinous crimes

receive adequate punishment for their crimes.

However the monster never sustained any legal

reprimand for the crimes he committed, and this

was a result of no one coming forward to

prosecute him. Because they felt that it was

the environments fault he became evil, instead

of his own.

The first and most important consequence that

would have been relevant was if Victor would

have came forward to pronounce that he did

create man and he was evil; then Victor might

not have died of depression and nor in vain.

However because Victor felt at fault for the

monster turmoil, he never went to the authorities

to bring the monster to justice. Maybe Victor

didn?t go to the authorities, because he thought

that he would have to take responsibility for the

creatures havoc?

The second consequence that would have been

relevant was if William would have just talked

to the “Beast” then maybe he would have seen the

pure intentions of his heart to socialize, then

William might have gained a friend instead if

losing his life.

The last consequence that would have been relevant

was if the De Lacey?s would have listened to the

monster, then they might have had a very strong

worker around the house. Maybe by talking and

understanding him they might have spared

Elizabeth?s life down the line.

The Menendez were two brothers who found innocent of killing their parents, because they were abused by them.


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