Frankenstein is a novel that was written during the age of romanticism. This Mary Shelley book contains many typical themes of a common romantic novel such as dark laboratories, the moon, a monster, and other frightening things left to the imagination; however, Frankenstein is anything but a common novel. Many lessons are engraved into this novel, including how society acts towards the different. The monster fell victim to a system commonly used to characterize a person by only his outer appearance. Society, whether people like it or not always summarizes a person's characteristics by his or her physical appearance.
Society has a “norm” individuals must follow to be accepted. Those who don't follow the standard are disliked and cursed by the crowd because they are different. When the monster traveled into a town"...[monster] had hardly placed [his] foot within the door ...children shrieked, and ...women fainted" (74). From that moment on he realized that peopl
There was a moment however when Frankenstein had compassion for the creature and wrote "I was moved. ------------------------------------------------------------------------Bibliography. Even with great technological advances, we hang on to a unfair way of labeling people. The beast8217;s source of hatred toward humans originates from his first experiences with humans. Would this have had happened if society did not consider physical appearance to be important No. "Felix darted forward, and with supernatural force tore the creature from his father. We as a society are the ones responsible for the transformation of the once child-like creature into the monster we all know. Felix's action caused great inner pain to the monster. He knew that it could have been possible because the old man was blind, he could not see the monster's repulsive characteristics. In a way, the monster started out with a child-like innocence that was eventually shattered by being constantly rejected by society again and again. If physical appearance were not important then the creature would have had a chance of being accepted into the community. If villagers didn't run away at the sight of him, then they might have accepted him. The monster tried to gain friendship from the old man and then hopefully in the end with his children. e did not like his appearance and hated him because of it.