Essay about Appearance Against Acceptance : Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein

1150 Words Jun 29th, 2015 5 Pages
Appearance against acceptance “ Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant, but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property. I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome; I was not even of the same nature as man” (Shelly 128). In the world we live in now, appearance portrays*s a major factor of how people think of us. When wearing dark colored clothing, we may be perceived as “ghetto” or be in a gang related business; on the other hand, wearing in designer clothing can be seen as being “snobby”. It is a natural human instinct to place judgement on something, regardless of intention. In the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein, the protagonist, grew up in a society where outer beauty was more celebrated than inner beauty. During Victor’s teenage years, he devoted his time into creating inanimate objects to life. After the inanimate object came to life, the creation was similar to a newborn, and doesn’t know much. Once Victor shouted cruel and harsh words directed to the newborn creation, it felt heartbroken and discontent. Throughout the story, Mary Shelley effectively utilizes the theme, appearance, to demonstrate that inner beauty defines a person better than outer beauty. One way that inner beauty defines a person better than outer beauty in the book is when even if one is blind, they are able to see one’s inner beauty with the heart. The creation yearns to know his neighbors better,…

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