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Anger, a Way of Self-Destruction

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Anger, a Way of Self-Destruction

Frankenstein is a Gothic classical novel wrote by Mary B. Shelley that was published in 1818. It's a science fiction lecture that embraces the transition between an epistolary composition and the direct contact with the reader.

When something negative happens or we get stuck in a bad situation, the anger can develops, and the effects of these feeling, should motivate us to take charge of that event and give us the determination and the initiative to give the best of us and rise to the top, but for this to happen you have to get angry for the right reason. And at the same time, this determination being fueled by wrath, can also lead us to our doom; showing us that is a fine line to walk.

Frankenstein is a novel in which the reader can understand why feelings can be affected by sudden realizations. Anger develops from the abandonment and rejection that humankind has towards the individual because it triggers the fear they have by nature to the unknown. The abandonment from Victor towards his creation causes negative feelings because of the need of affection that humans have by nature.

At the beginning of the story, the monster has a feeling of abandonment, until it realizes the way he looks and develops a feeling of resentment towards its creator that eventually evolves to hate. This emotion conducts him through the path of seeking the attention of Victor Frankenstein.

“I remembered Adam’s supplication to his Creator. But where was mine? He had abandoned me, and in the bitterness of my heart I cursed him.” (Shelley,194)

At first, the monster didn’t quite understand why Victor rejected him and did not want to stay with him. When he tries to interact with the society he is not accepted by it because of the way he looks and behaves and that confuses him. As soon as he became aware of his looks, the monster started to question himself why does Victor created something so despicable and later abandoning it.

‘Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance.” (Shelley,192)

It is in this moment that grows the need of seeking the truth and the only way of finding out it’s by looking for his creator. The monster comprehends that he must go and capture his creator’s attention by doing actions that will directly affect on the creator, in this case, the assassinations.

“Satan had his companions, fellow devils, to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred” (Shelley,192)

When the monster’s wish is denied by his creator, his feeling of resentment quickly evolves into a great frustration. Although Frankenstein’s monster does not understand


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