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The Making of a Monster In Frankenstein Mary Shelley illustrates how society plays a large role in shaping an individuals personality and behavior Victor Frankensteins creation is continually regarded by society as a monster because of his appearance Though the being has the physical characteristics of a monster he has a tender attitude towards humanity in the beginning of the tragic tale It is only after he is repeatedly rejected by society that he takes on the personality and behavior of a monster Percy Bysshe Shelley remarks that his mind wasaffectionate and full of moral stability yet the circumstances of his existence are so monstrous and uncommon thathis original goodness was gradually turned into inextinguishable misanthropy and revenge 14248 Because society expects him to be a monster they treat him as such thus they create a monster out of Victors creature The being is considered unnatural from the very beginning--his creation He is a construction of corpses body parts sewn together Because of this his appearance is repulsive Though all of his features are of man they are at a level of deformity He has a gigantic stature that furthers his unnatural appearance Even Victor his creator remarks that a mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch Shelley 40 Victor completely abandons his creation because he cannot endure the creatures appearance The being asks Victor why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust Shelley 105 With the Victors response to the sight of his creation it can be expected that an unprepared societys response would be worse After Victor abandons him the creature leaves and wanders into a village He is initially delighted by the sight of the village but immediately children shrieked and one of the women fainted The whole village was roused some fled some attacked him until grievously bruised
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