Essay by sixercelticHigh School, 12th grade March 2003

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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...