Society In Frankenstein


Society often puts labels on things such as good, bad, normal, or strange. People are expected to act in a certain manner depending on there status in society. For example in Frankenstein, you would expect the doctor as a scientist to act with precision and responsibility. From the monster you would expect brutality, irresponsibility and a lack of intelligence. The Doctor is expected to have a certain amount of respect for the scientific community and uphold its morals and ethics. The novel shows how a person or thing may not act according to how it's supposed to.
The monster is wrongly treated on the assumption that he actually is a monster. He is scorned attacked and shunned due to his ...

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is passed on her prematurely. I'll admit there was evidence against Justine, and we have the advantage of knowing that she didn't do it. Justine was not exactly a pillar of the community, so some reasonable evidence and the fact that human behavior tends to view people that are in the lower-class as being guilty of something, was all that was needed. The ideology of a being a monster is different the n looking hideous and revolting.
The characters of the Doctor and the monster act exactly opposite then would be expected of them. The label placed on how they are supposed to act ends up on the opposite side of the scale for both of them. Frankenstein exhibits monster characteristics, and the monster acts more human then most characters in the novel.
Dr. Frankenstein, the so labeled decent man, is actually irresponsible, stubborn and extreme in his actions throughout the novel. His irresponsibility shows through many times in his feelings toward his creation. While he ...

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to at least have compassion and it becomes apparent that he is selfish and has none. When he finally converses with his creation all he asks for is a companion. "You must create a female for me, with whom I can live with"; this is all the monster requests. Even after the monster kills William and Justine dies the doctor will not change his attitude towards the monster. Frankenstein refuses to accept the responsibility of providing a source of companionship for the creation since he does not allow for any connection between himself and the monster. He never thinks about the monsters quote "I'll be with you on your wedding night"(Shelley 110). The doctor is not thinking clearly, he is ...

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