Society is inevitable. It will always be there as a pleasure and a
burden. Society puts labels on everything as good or bad, rich or
poor, normal or aberrant. Although some of these stamps are accurate,
most of them are misconceptions. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary
Shelley this act of erring by society is extremely evident.
One example of this judgment is the way the family is looked upon.
They are seen by society as the lower-class. They work every day on
their garden to make food for meals because they do not have enough
money to be able to buy food. They are viewed as poor and unfortunate,
but are actually rich... in spirit. They are good people. They do not
complain with the status quo but enjoy what they have, which is an
admirable trait for people in any standing. The old blind man sings
songs to the others, plays a musical instrument, and adds a sense of
experience and content to the family.
The children do their daily work
without griping as well. Just because they are looked down upon by
society that still does not stop them from enjoying what has been
provided for them.
Society itself which is supposed to be good is actually ignorant.
They wrongly treat the monster on the assumption that he actually is a
monster. They scorn, attack, and shun the monster just because of his
outward appearance. This is not justified by anything except his
demeanor. They are also afraid of it because they are afraid of things
about which they no nothing. Society also unjustly kills Justine
because she is the only person that could have possibly have done such
an evil act. They again wrongly label Justine as the killer. They do
not look into the facts...