The Existence of Good and Evil
Since the time of The Bible and the creation of Adam and Eve, good and evil has existed in man. For example, in Mary Shelly novel, Frankenstein, the creature tells us that “is man, indeed, at once so powerful, so virtuous, and magnificent, yet so vicious and base? He appears at one time a mere scion of the evil principle and at another as all that can be conceived of noble and godlike.” He is questioning the existence of good and evil in all men. How can a person be good and bad at the same time? In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly, the creature experience and proves how both good and evil exists in man. The creature represents evil because of the unequal treatment from other people and from the rejection of his creator. He tries to talk to people but things go wrong. For example, at first he was treated badly by the people, they were throwing rocks, sticks, or anything they could find at him. His second experience was with the cottagers, at first the creature observes that they seem nice, and how kind they are, so he tries to get close to the family, but when Felix sees him, Felix beats him up with a stick. All their rejection makes the monster feel alone and fills him up with anger and all he looks for is revenge. “I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on.”(pg.188). The creature doesn’t have anyone, so all the people run away from him. Everyone is scared of him because of the way he looks, and all the creature wants is a friend. He can’t understand why after every good action he does for someone, the person isn’t thankful. This displays the evilness or unkindness in people because they are judging him only on his physical appearance and never giving a chance to actually get to know him better. Victor wants to come up with something great that will benefit mankind. He becomes obsess with the idea of bringing people back to life. He works on that for months and finally...
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