Empathy in Frankenstein

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Empathy in frankenstein

The sympathy of the reader in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” should be towards the monster, and not towards that of Victor Frankenstein. The creature could be considered just a lost puppy, confused with life as he is... reborn.. recreated.. reanimated.. whatever the word is of which i am looking for. The creature didnt ask to be born, he didnt control what vagina he flew out of, even tho technically he was made up of many different pieces of people which flew out of presumably many different vaginas. So i guess the right saying would be the creature could not control what mad scientist created him from a crazy and sick apperception. Even if he did have a choice, i highly doubt he would have chosen such a pussy. “Oh looketh i just created this monster i shall runneth away and hopeth all my problems disappeareth” When the creature was scaring people the moment they laid eyes upon his hideous and foul object which defined his head that could barley be described as a face, more like a doll that edward scissorhands used to own, he was so confused and disorientated with not just feelings but sights, sounds, and pain. In the end, the disgusting creature only wanted a mate of equal or greater disgust (lets face it, if he requested something even slightly better i dont even think that monster would take him).

Using a real life example, if you saw a morbidly obese midget, who was blind and deff with a mental disability wouldnt you feel bad? Do you think that person chose to fly out of a morbidly obese small person woman, who was blind and married a deff person with a mental disability? No. Its the same concept in Frankenstein, albeit in a totally different situation. Shelley doesnt show any sympathy towards Dr. Frankenstein for creating an ugly monster, its his own ignorance which led to the exhibit.

This next reason that sympathy should be towards the creature, i like to call the “lost puppy” effect. If you atrociously stole a harmless,...