Sympathy for the Monster
In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the monster that Victor created does make a few atrocious things, but is it his mistake? Throughout the fresh Victor ‘s creative activity is noted as a monster, devil, and several other words that would be used to depict atrocious animals but I feel that the monster was non merely a atrocious animal ; he was merely another one of us who was seeking for replies.
The monster was non brought into this universe as all or most worlds are and he ne’er had a opportunity to turn and larn like worlds either. The monster was sort of thrown into the universe, and when he began to make these atrocious Acts of the Apostless, I feel that everyone gets the incorrect feeling. The monster ne’er had anyone to learn him right from incorrect as he grew up ; the monster ne’er even had a opportunity to turn up. In the fresh one can see that in several instances the monster is merely seeking to larn to be a human. The monster was fundamentally a kid in an grownup ‘s organic structure, granted he had parts of grownups, he still had to fundamentally re-start life. I feel that the audience is supposed to sympathise for the monster in this novel but in an indirect manner. Many people could read this novel and respond by stating that the monster was merely that, a monster and he did awful things that would do him a monster and a awful animal. Those people would acquire the feeling that he should be hated by all. I think that the people that leave this book with those types of thoughts did non delve down deep and analyze the text. I feel that if one truly dives into the novel they will understand that they should non be badly mannered towards the monster but alternatively experience for it and experience its hurting. The monster merely does n’t cognize, he merely acts the manner he does because of what the other people in the fresh say to him and how they treat him. The monster acts out because people neglect him and reject him. I think that the writer wants the audience to experience sympathy indirectly for the monster and that the monster wants people to experience sympathetic for himself every bit good. Just as Britton says in her article, “The monster, unlike Frankenstein, must bespeak his hearer ‘s attending and understanding: “ Let your compassion be moved. . . . Listen to my narrative. . . hear me ” ( 66-67 ) . He begs to be heard, but his horrid visual aspect repeatedly shocks his possible hearers into a fed up antipathy of the eyes and refusal to listen” ( 14 ) . Those who dive deep into the novel will see that the monster is merely seeking to do his manner, understand, learn and tantrum in into this new universe that he is brought into. I feel that the words that Victor uses to depict the monster and how Victor talks about the monster can confound the reader and take him or her off path of the understanding for the monster point of position. Mellor writes that “Victor Frankenstein himself identifies the horror of the animal ‘s visage with an embalmed Egyptian ma: “A ma once more endued with life could non be so horrid as that wretch” ( 2 ) .Overall I feel that the reader should understand that Victor refers to him in those ways for certain grounds. One of the grounds was that the monster killed his small brother and another is where he killed Elizabeth, his love, and married woman.
Victor feels ill towards the monster due to these and more cases and in the novel. The reader can take these Acts of the Apostless that the monster commits and the manner that Victor negotiations about him and experience disgusted at the monster and that he should be hated. When I look beyond merely the Acts of the Apostless and see the grounds why the monster did the things he did, how the monster was treated and besides the fact that the monster merely field does n’t cognize I feel really sympathetic for the monster. I think that that is an indirect aim of Shelley when she wrote this novel.
Britton, J.. ” Novelistic Sympathy in Mary Shelley ‘s Frankenstein. “ Studies in Romanticism 48.1 ( 2009 ) :3-23.Research Library, ProQuest. Web. 23 Sep. 2009.
Mellor, Anne K. “ Frankenstein, Racial Science, and the Yellow Peril. ” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 23.1 ( June 2001 ) : 1. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. [ Library name ] , [ City ] , [ State abbreviation ] . 24 Sep. 2009 & lt ; hypertext transfer protocol: //proxygsu-gai1.galileo.usg.edu/login? url=http: //search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? direct=true & A ; db=a9h & A ; AN=5459235 & A ; site=ehost-live & gt ; .