Literary Analysis of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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... Monstrosity in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley symbolizes one’s need to be accepted by society through the characters of Victor Frankenstein and his monster. Society discerns everything as good or bad, right or wrong, rich or poor. Even though such labels may be correct in some situations, many are misconceived and false. For example, the monster has an intrinsic need to be accepted by society, but is instead scorned, attacked, and shunned due to his external features. This treatment is based solely on the notion that he is, in fact, a monster. At the same time, Victor Frankenstein, the human doctor who created the monster, is easily accepted into society...