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Nobleza 1 Ashleigh Nobleza AP Literature Hill 5 November 2015 Frankenpaper Often times in literature, a reader is able to overlook the wrong a character has done while attempting to recognize the good. This tendency usually occurs after the reader learns the background of the morally ambiguous character, allowing one to justify its actions. In her novel “Frankenstein,” Mary Shelley uses the Monster and its paradoxical morality to highlight the societal theme that a person’s emotions outweigh their logic. The Monster’s actions are not justifiable until it tells Victor its story in the mountains. After the Monster strangles William, indirectly causing the death of his sister Justine as well, Victor is so sickened by his guilt that he ascends Mount Montanvert, hoping nature will revive his spirits. However, Victor’s solitude is short lived when he sees the Monster chasing after him. He hates the Creature with a passion, shouting curses and threats at it, but the Monster persuades him to hear its story. “And now, with the world before me, wither should I bend my steps? I resolved to fly far from the scene of my misfortunes; but to me, hated and despised, every country must be equally horrible. At length the thought of you crossed my mind. I learned from
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