Deconstructive Perspective of Frankenstein
As a person takes a look at the busy and diverse world that surrounds them, they may wonder why certain things appear a certain way. They may form opinions about certain issues or people not because they actually know whats going on, but because of what they see or hear. People judge. Even so, people don't always think about the results of their judgments, and the fact that those little opinions formed could end in complete tragedy.
When quickly looking at the text of Frankenstein, a person may automatically assume many things from the characters and their actions. There's Victor Frankenstein, an intelligent, wealthy scientist, and there's his creation, the monster. Just from this brief introduction, one may find themselves already concluding that Dr. Frankenstein is the protagonist in the novel, while the monster is the antagonist. True, the monster is eight feet tall with a hideous appearance. Yes, he did commit horrid murders and crimes to innocent people. However, is it absolutely true to say that Victor Frankenstein's creation was an evil, horrible creature with the only thought of revenge pumping through his artificial blood? Or is it possible to say that Victor Frankenstein was actually the monster, with his creation representing all of the internal badness he'd always kept inside of him? Though Victor Frankenstein's creation is often seen as the monster, it's possible to say that on the inside, Victor Frankenstein was his own monster, embedded in the body of a normal man.
When Victor Frankenstein's creation enters society, he is automatically assumed to be horrible and different, something not acceptable in a world full of ordinary people. People reject his scary, overgrown looks without actually realizing that there's an innocent heart lying inside, just wanting to be accepted like everyone else. The supposed monster automatically feels lonely and isolated, as when he says, "I, the miserable and the...
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