Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" .

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During the year of 1818, Mary Shelley imagined and wrote a masterpiece named "Frankenstein". Surprisingly, she was very young and a woman. At that time, it was inconceivable that a woman, the age of a girl, would even dare to envisage a story like this. However, unlike most women that wrote, she used her real name and didn't try to use the mask of her husband. Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is an unordinary work of art that focuses on society and its values.

"Frankenstein", written by Mary Shelley, is a book that focuses on society and its values. The "being", "monster", and even "creature" were all terms that were used to label Frankenstein's son. In a society, anything out of the ordinary is quickly oppressed or studied because it is different. In the book, people rejected him as soon as they saw his face; not carrying about his feelings or what he stood for.

As you would notice while reading the book, he is first referred to as the "creature," however, as soon as he commits his sins, he is called a "monster." It is ironic that the father tried to kill him while he saved the daughter because the father isn't referred to as a monster or a murderer, however, the book tries to portray the creature in a negative light and therefore the creature is called the monster.

When the creature was created and even when he was neither cared for nor treated well, he was still good at heart and tried to show it as best as he could. The creature was intrinsically good, he saves the little girl from drowning in chapter 8, and the creature himself says "I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend." Without the harsh treatment that he receives...