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Justin Wickett 5252004 How Societys Judgment at First Sight Contributed to the Monster Unfortunately throughout the course of history society has judged individuals at first sight based on their physical appearances In the beginning of Frankenstein written by Mary Shelly Dr Frankenstein amasses his knowledge from different fields of study to create a human being Although the materials at present within his command hardly appeared adequate to so arduous an undertaking 31 Dr Frankenstein continued his plan and constructed a monster hideous in appearance Since Frankensteins monster lacked an appealing physical appearance he was judged by society that chose to neglect him This led to feelings of abandonment and compelled him to seek revenge against society in general and his creator Dr Frankenstein As soon as it came to life Frankenstein recognized the Monsters physical grotesqueness and abandoned it proclaiming how can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form 34 Although the Monster displayed a child-like innocence when he attempted to befriend Frankenstein by grinning at him in bed Frankenstein fled in fear because he viewed the Monster as horrifying When the Monster realized that his creator will not be returning and that he is feared by society he departs and lives in isolation However when Frankenstein encounters the monster on the top of the mountain he judges it without hearing what it has to say When the Monster says I was benevolent and good misery made me a fiend 66 Frankenstein starts to understand that it was his and societys doings that made the Monster angry and want to seek revenge The Monster continued to blame society for shunning him by telling Frankenstein about his experience trying to save a drowning girl The Monster complained about societys unfairness and judgment based on appearance when he said This was then the reward of my benevolence I
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