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Frankenstein: How victor treated the monster unfairly
As told in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the culture as well as society keeps on regarding the
invention of Victor to be a monster not only in physical but in psychological terms as
well. Although Victor’s creation possesses the traits of monstrosity as exhibited physically, but
as implied in Frankenstein, it only takes up the shape and perception of a monster upon being
endlessly disregarded and rejected by the society it exists in. It is therefore implied that the
behavior of monster in its monstrosity is in larger part dependent upon the societal beliefs and
responses to it. The expectations of the society about the monstrosity act as a positive feedback
mechanism for the monster to evolve into a type the society expects from it. It is therefore clearly
implied that the monster is treated subjectively unfairly by Victor rather than being treated in a
fair and just manner.
It is evident that the one who is regarded by Victor is in fact a monster keeping in mind the
physical characteristics implied of it according to the contemporary dictionaries which denote
monster as a being with high level of untowardness, terrible facial or physical characteristics or
possessing a deformed shape or structure and being unkind and barbaric in nature and actions.
Victor uses the description of being "A mummy again endued with animation could not be so
hideous as that wretch" (Shelley 60) to signify this image of a monster. Although Victor’s
monster exhibits most of the usual traits possessed by a human, those of a monster are intensified
to the stage of being deformed. The monster possesses a huge stature and exhibits super-human
velocities as well as powers.
It I not only that the external visible elements of the personality of a monster take more
intensified and super-elevated forms of human traits, the monsters additionally demonstrate

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intensified occult and intrinsic traits of humans, demonstrated by their unselfish approach
regarding humanity. Shelley refers to this as "soul glowed with love and humanity" (Shelley
114). The depicted monster enjoys offering help to people. He offered the cottagers some wood
to be burned as fire so that Felix may freely attribute their time to different house-hold chores.
The monster put his life on stake in saving a minor girl getting drowned. What the monster
needed as reciprocation was friendship and appreciation, none of which was offered to him. The
creation says, "Let [man] live with me in the interchange of kindness; and, instead of injury, I
would bestow every benefit upon him with tears of gratitude at his acceptance" (Shelley 175).
This very clearly implies that the monstrosity was only of a physical nature and had nothing to
do with the inner-self and emotions of the monster.
Since the start, the presumed monster was poorly judged owing to his physicality. This was so
much evident that the one who created the monster was utterly disappointed and terrified when
he first saw his creation. Victor unfairly considers the creation a "wretch," "a monster" and a
"daemon," prior to the creation doing any-thing wrong (Shelley 170). It was so evident that the
monster upon his creation had to ask the creator, "Why did you form a monster so hideous that
even you turned from me in disgust?" (Shelley 155). Victor fully abhorred and got withdrawn
from what he created, as he wasn’t able to tolerate looking at it. This laid the foundations of
Victor’s unjust and unfair treatment to the monster that even being the creator, if he had regarded
his creation with terror and hatred, what would be the attitude and beliefs towards the creation of
a society which is even not prepared for it. Starting right from Victor none of the people of the
society appreciated the creation’s inner self and emotions. All of them including Victor merely
responded to the creation's physicality. Victor in fact "endowed [the being] with perceptions and
passions and then cast [him] abroad for the scorn and horror of mankind" (Shelley 167).

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Frankenstein: How victor treated the monster unfairly As told in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the culture as well as society keeps on regarding the invention of Victor to be a monster not only in physical but in psychological terms as well. Although Victor’s creation possesses the traits of monstrosity as exhibited physically, but as implied in Frankenstein, it only takes up the shape and perception of a monster upon being endlessly disregarded and rejected by the society it exists in. It is therefore implied that the behavior of monster in its monstrosity is in larger part dependent upon the societal beliefs and responses to it. The expectations of the society about the monstrosity act as a positive feedback mechanism for the monster to evolve into a type the society expects from it. It is therefore clearly implied that the monster is treated subjectively unfairly by Victor rather than being treated in a fair and just manner. It is evident that the one who is regarded by Victor is in fact a monster keeping in mind the physical characteristics implied of it according to the contemporary dictionaries which denote monster as a being with high level of untowardness, terrible facial ...
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