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The Frankenstein Paradigm Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a complex novel that was written during the age of Romanticism It contains many typical themes of a common Romantic novel such as dark laboratories the moon and a monster However Frankenstein is anything but a common novel Many lessons are embedded into this novel including how society acts towards the different The monster fell victim to the system commonly used to characterize a person by only his or her outer appearance Whether people like it or not society always summarizes a persons characteristics by his or her physical appearance Society has set an unbreakable code individuals must follow to be accepted Those who dont follow the standard are hated by the crowd and banned for the reason of being different When the monster ventured into a townhe had hardly placed his foot within the door before the children shrieked and one women fainted Shelley 101 From that moment on he realized that people did not like his appearance and hated him because of it If villagers didnt run away at the sight of him then they might have even enjoyed his personality The monster tried to accomplish this when he encountered the De Lacey family The monster hoped to gain friendship from the old man and eventually his children He knew that it could have been possible because the old man was blind he could not see the monsters repulsive characteristics But fate was against him and the miserable had barely conversed with the old man before his children returned from their journey and saw a monstrous creature at the foot of their father attempting to do harm to the helpless elder Felix darted forward and with supernatural force tore the creature from his father Shelly 129 Felixs action caused great inner pain to the monster He knew that his dream of living with them happily ever after would not happen After that bitter moment
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