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Consider the View that Frankenstein is a Story of Enduring Moral Relevance I am going to investigate the view that Mary Shelleys Frankenstein is a book of enduring moral relevance I will cover the topics of acceptance in society revenge ambition and the consequences of scientific discovery The major theme in Frankenstein is the great emphasis placed on appearance and acceptance in society In modern society as well as in the society of Frankenstein people judge one solely on their appearance Social prejudice is often founded on looks whether it is the colour of ones skin the clothes that one wears and even the way a person carries himself or herself People make instant judgments based on these social prejudices This perception based on appearance determines the behaviour towards the person In Frankenstein the society of that time is similar to our own today It is an appearance-based society and this topic is brought to the limelight by the hideous figure of Victor Frankensteins monster to a common human being Every human in society wants to be accepted in an intellectual way regardless of his or her physical appearance Human beings all want to be accepted in society for their intellectual and physical abilities Granted some humans arent recognized for their abilities but acceptance is necessary If a person is not accepted by society he or she becomes an outcast like the monster in Frankenstein The monster seeks acceptance immediately upon getting his new life Frankenstein shows us in Chapter 5 that the monsters own creator will not look at him for its appearance is too revolting Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created I rushed out of the room and continued a long time traversing my bedroom chamber unable to compose my mind to sleep pg 45 Frankenstein shows us here that the monsters own creator will not look at him for its appearance is too revolting Unlike a
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