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Frankenstein: Acceptance

            As sick and superficial as it may sound, appearance plays a large role in your acceptance into society. A beautiful or handsome individual is taken under the wing of society, despite the real person that may lurk below the skin. Although, the same does not hold true for someone who may not have been blessed with the perfection that society's mindset strives for. This theme alone plays a large role in the events that take place in the novel Frankenstein.
             The character Safie is a prime example of acceptance based on appearance. Upon meeting this ravishing woman, did Felix know she was benevolent and humane? Of course not. This duo fell deeply in love through "interpretations of looks" (88). Their love was apparent. Safie's father "quickly perceived the impression that his daughter had made on the heart of Felix" (87). Felix fell in love based on the appearance of Safie instead of her good heart which renders the real person she was. Why was this? This is because society embraces the beautiful.
             "He must have been a noble creature in his better days, being even now in a wreck so attractive and amiable" (11). This complement was directed towards Victor, and proves the idea that some believe beautiful people are better people. Would anyone have expected Victor to do something as wretched and vile as creating a creature of tremendous strength and killing power? Highly doubtful. This is because Victor comes from a good family, has a promising education, and as the quote from Walton proves, possesses a very handsome appearance. So to sum up so far, if you have a handsome face and a positive ambiance, you can essentially get away with murder and playing God.
             The monster was treated worst of all. He was treated as if he were Hitler walking the streets of Lower East Side Manhattan. Ever since his early "infant" days, all other humans fled from him. His creator, Victor, was "unable to endure the aspect of being [he] had created, [he] rushed out of the room" (35).

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