Essay by voygroHigh School, 10th gradeB, September 2014

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A genius scientist Frankenstein makes up a monster by splicing dead people's parts together and creates the forbidden live from nothing. The nature of the monster has been discussed for a century because he kills innocent people to take the revenge on Frankenstein, his creator, but, at the same time, he also helps people and feels guilty of people's death. Personally speaking, I think the moral composition of the monster is tabula rasa: he has the tendency to being good, but the disdain and rejection from human beings and acquired knowledge from human make the monster become evil and wicked.

When the monster is firstly produced, "his jaws opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks" (85), like a new born baby. He does not know how to speak neither reading words. As most babies do, monster also wants love from his "parent", or creator; however, Frankenstein does not have that courage to face his work though he spares no effort on it.

The monster's terrifying looking makes "the beauty of the dream vanished and breathless horror and disgust filled Frankenstein's heart" (84). He runs away and believes that ignoring the monster means the monster never exists. Nevertheless, the monster is not a real "baby", and he has the strongest limbs and unlimited power allow him to escape from the laboratory and explore the world by his own. The experience in the forest lets the monster know the beauty of the nature, and he also become more mature both physically and mentally; "his sensations [have] by this time become distinct, and my mind [receives] every day additional ideas" (176), which could also prove that monster is born purely without being evil, and he is so excited to learn the world and makes...