"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelly

Essay by ngocquy2001ktCollege, UndergraduateA, March 2007

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As a harmonious melody and astonishing combination of love and vengeance, obsession with death and creation of life, uncertain boundary of monster and humanity, and the alternation of sympathetic horrors, the novel "Frankenstein" of Mary Shelly, which is a catastrophe, tragedy and romantic fiction, exposes clearly the profound meaning of the clash of benevolence and hideous evil in human souls, thoughts and behaviors. In the early production of imagination, Mary Shelly created successfully the suffering, desperate sorrow, solitude and the intense aspiration to be accepted by human and integrate into society of a monster with a physical grotesqueness.

The monster is a successful reanimation of death and a creation of Doctor Victor Frankenstein, who is affected considerably by science, philosophy and current society's religion and culture. Being created with a dreadful ugliness and a newborn mind, the monster is abandoned relentlessly by his creator. Confusedly, he is a deformed animal with super abilities, who is guided only by his natural affection and sensation.

In the endeavor of seeking happiness and the integration into human, he perceives the ruthless shunning, disgust and disdain because of his horrid appearance which blinds people to his kindness." The feelings of kindness and gentleness which I had entertained but a few moments before, gave place to hellish rage and vengeance to all mankind" the monster says. Understanding clearly the tragedy of his appearance and the abandonment of his heartless creator, he seeks for revenges." Unfeeling, heartless creator! You had endowed me with perceptions and passions, and then cast me abroad an object for the scorn and horror of mankind ".Besides the efforts to retaliate on his creator in which the monster hope Victor will understand and be responsible for his hurtful injury of abandoning him, he also desires for a female companion who...