In regards to the monster, what are the interesting points or interesting charasteristics which you think are impressive in Frankenstein?I want to write an essay about Frankenstein's monster. ...

In regards to the monster, what are the interesting points or interesting charasteristics which you think are impressive in Frankenstein?

I want to write an essay about Frankenstein's monster.  Could you suggest things that I should mention.

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would focus on how the monster seeks a sense of justice.  The monster did not ask to be brought into the world.  In my mind, what he is asking is what any child is asking of any parent.  I think that the presence of the monster and Victor's emotional and then physical absence could be a very compelling talking point in your writing.  Victor shows little regard for his creation, displays little in way of emotional connection for what he has done, and demonstrates little in way of responsibility for standing by his action.  Again, all of this should be set against the fact that the monster never asked to be a part of the world and upon his creation, some level of moral/ ethical or even parental responsibility falls to Victor, which he abdicates entirely.  This would be where I start when I am writing on such a topic.

mkcapen1 | Student

If I were going to write about the creature I would write about the things that he has to stand up against.  He was born the only one of his race.  He was given a hideous body, hulking figure and morbid face and eyes. Yet, he has the intellect to educate himself through books and to become an avid reader of the philosophies in life. 

The creature had a need to be nurtured and longed for love.  He was lonely and isolated and abandoned.  He had the courage to try and reach out for affection and companionship, but he was screamed at and horribly treated by humans.

He became angry and vengeful, but despite all of that, he still longed for Victor's acceptance of him, just like a son wants his father’s love.

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