Introspection Within Frankenstein By Mary Shelly

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Frankenstein EssayIntrospection reveals something about a person to himself. In a literary work such as Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Introspection reveals something about a person to themselves and the audience. Although the monster of Frankenstein killed he is still a good person because he shows compassion, friendliness, and through remorse for the bad things that he had done; much of this had been shown through introspection Also, the monster had no control of him when he committed murder, therefore he is good even though he committed murder.The monster shows that he is good and not evil by showing compassion. He shows this when the monster realized that the family of peasants were unhappy because of their poverty that the monster had been contributing to by stealing their food. When the monster realizes this he becomes torn by his guilty conscience he stops surreptitiously taking their food and does what he can to reduce their hardship by collecting firewood and leaving it outside their house for them. Before the monster finds out what causes their despair he says that he is deeply affected by their unhappiness, "The young man and his companion often went apart and appeared to weep. I saw no cause for their unhappiness, but I was deeply affected by it" (71). This shows that the monster has a good heart and conscience and that he can show compassion. The monster also shows compassion when he helps a woman who is drowning. The monster says, "She continued her course along the precipitous sides of the river, when suddenly her foot slipped, and she fell into the rapid stream. I rushed from my hiding-place and with extreme labour, from the force of the current, saved her and dragged her to shore. She was senseless, and I endeavoured by every means in my power to restore animation"(93), showing that he did his best to save the woman because of his compassion towards her.Although Frankenstein's Monster is often described as rude, he is friendly. He tries to make friends with the family of peasants which he had been helping secretly. Frankenstein's Monster attempts to befriend the family of peasants, but is harshly rejected. The monster says," You and your family are the friends whom I seek" (88), to the old man, signifying that he is looking to make friends. This shows that Frankenstein's Monster is a good person. Another thing that shows the monsters friendliness is that he calls people that do not know him friends. For example, Frankenstein's Monster calls the family of peasants his friends. Frankenstein's Monster says, "I slept; the remainder of the day was spent in observing my friends."(73). this shows that Frankenstein's Monster is friendly. Frankenstein's Monster's friendliness is a sign that he is good.Although the monster killed he is still good because he showed remorse for his negative actions. For example,...

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