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The major theme in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 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 color 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 behavior 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 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 This quote stated by Frankenstein portrays that the monsters own creator will not look at him for its appearance is too revolting Unlike a normal human being the monster has no family no acceptance When the monster views the people in the cottage it wants to learn the language to be accepted After it was rejected the monster demanded the help of Frankenstein to create a female counterpart Someone that would understand the emotions of being an outcast it would give the monster someone to be with in this lonely
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