Monster Transformation

Aurora Hoffman
October 10th, 2010
English 2

The monster in Frankenstein goes through the most dramatic transformation out of all the characters in the novel. He goes from being separated limbs and veins, to being a fully functioning being with a big heart. He experiences hate, dread, terror, fear, and cruelty from society. His personality and consciousness develops when he overhears or interacts with humans. The more he hears, the more he understands. The monster's mentality and consciousness is that of a young child at the start of the novel. By the end, he learns that his creator despises him and he terrifies society. His character transforms due to the fact no one loves him. He decides to destroy instead of create, and instill fear in everyone who crosses his path. The monster transforms physically and mentally throughout the book. From limbs to a body, and a inexperienced confused being, to an all knowing hate-filled being.

My piece represents how the monster is perceived by the rest of the world. The bugs are used because generally, humans are disgusted and/or terrified of them. The raw bloody meat is often considered to be vile. The hair is made of snakes because the majority of people are creeped out and frightened by snakes. His face is made of moss. This is to imply that he is seen as an tumor to society. Moss is a fungus, which is an unwanted rapidly growing plant. People see the monster as a abscess to society. He is not welcome and not well liked. The bloody bandages represent what he used to be. They are basically what hold him together, and what he used to be. The amount of blood and gore that went into his creation is humongous. The monster is made up of unwanted frightening things, because that is how he's seen.