Analysis: Being Human and Humanity in the Context to Frankenstein

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Critical Response Three: “To be human is not too necessarily to have humanity” - How is this evident in Frankenstein? Key Ideas: Agree or disagree with statement, define humanity, discuss where humanity is lost and to what extent people become inhumane, what actions take away from humanity and why, why is humanity lost in someone, discuss Frankenstein and creature in relation to humanity (Link to question), is humanity lost in Frankenstein? Oxford dictionary defines humanity as “the state of being a person rather than a god, an animal or a machine” and “the quality of being humane” though being a person doesn’t necessarily rectify that person being humane as they may lack pity and compassion or be cruel and savage. To have humanity isn’t necessarily bestowed upon everyone though it is assumed to be as everyone is to be assumed good until proven otherwise through a person’s actions and wrong doings. But to what extent do people lose their humanity by their thoughts and actions? All negative actions seemingly take away from humanity when done knowing in full consciousness of the consequences that precede the action accordingly. Such as in Frankenstein, the creature an understanding of the correct morals and ethics though not being taught them in full detail continues to burn down the home of the cottages of Safie and Felix and murders William, Frankenstein's brother, Justine, the family's servant, Elizabeth and Henry Clerval. This seeming to be unbelievably unlawful can also be argued otherwise as the creature being made artificially by a creator being the only person who could truly appreciate his creation distains it and disowns him running away calling it a monster giving the creature no start in life at all. The creature had to discover for himself all of life’s morals and values with no one to guide him, no understanding of the world or any forms of communication within it, the sight of a stirring complexion making him be seen as a monster by the rest of...
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