His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath

His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath

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“His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness” The reason I picked this text was because it challenged the most basic reason something may be misjudged or challenged by an earlier belief, and that is image. You hear all the stories about Frankenstein and how he looks when in this book he is nothing like the image almost every person has of Frankenstein. He is not green, he is pale, and he has black hair and nice teeth. This is most peoples misconceptions people get about Frankenstein because it is a visual remembrance that is easiest for people to judge. Frankenstein has a very strong connection to his family. Elizabeth and Clerval are not related but he also has a very strong connection with them as well. This is why things get so depressing as Frankenstein leaves for college and later becomes ill. “Scarcely,” I found this word dated way back to the 1300’s, yet it was reintroduced many times and in the 1800’s it possessed some of the same
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Unformatted text preview: meaning. It refers to something in little quantities and is hard to find. It adds to Frankenstein’s image and deepens the meaning of his appearance when trying to get a visual image of him. This could be vaguely associated with the appearance of other people and the way they interpret image. But it is hard to connect on a personal level nonetheless. Yet image is something that people seem to look past. If someone of a different color or someone has a defect is nothing to play around with and make fun of. People get hurt and this is something I’ve seen happen many times. Once we were walking downtown and a friend of mine started making fun of a man with no foot. It was very hard to sit around and listen to. Just as the monster was created and has an image that was somewhat illustrious to everyone who read about him. Yet the image is interpreted in the sense that he is a monster and he had a distorted image....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course THEO 101 taught by Professor Mccurry during the Spring '08 term at St. Thomas.

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