The Good Qualities of Frankenstein in Mary Shelly's Novel

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The monster in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley was a troubled figure. He was mistreated because of his hideous looks and being abandoned by his creator Victor Frankenstein. The monster was forced to live on his own and learn and fend for himself. He spectated and observed other humans around him to learn all about humans. He didn’t understand why everyone reacted the way they did to him. One day, in chapter 12, he sees his appearance, and comes to realize that people are frightened of his appearance, and the way he looks is why people react to him the way they do. He comes to realize he is not like anybody else and is not a human and that he is alone. Despite being mistreated, he possesses three good qualities; being kindhearted, brave, and determined before ultimately being mistreated so much, he goes on a killing rampage.

The monster was a very kindhearted, warm, and caring figure. The monster was moved by the kind acts of the humans in the cottage he was observing. Before he had observed the kindness, he used to steal food from the family which he then learned would cause pain in the cottagers’ home, so instead he said, “… satisfied myself with berries, nuts, and roots, which I gathered from a neighbouring wood”(page 99 Chapter 12). He also said he noticed that the youth spent a lot of time collecting wood for the family fire, so at night, he would take tools to go chop wood and stack the wood neatly for the family. Helping with the wood, allowed the family to spend more time on the garden so they could get more food. The monster also cleared all the snow on the pathways going to and from the cottagers’ house along with any other chores that the owner of the cottage, Felix, did, all at night (page 102). All the chores done by the monster, made the family extremely happy, and described the deeds as “good spirit, wonderful”. The monster began to connect with the family, even though they had no idea he was there. The monster began to become connected and feel love...
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