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VILLAINS OR VICTIMS?
Since Human Kind existed, physical appearance has been one of the most important issues in society, causing, in some cases, rejection.
When the question of why we are such ajudgmental and superficial culture comes about the answers seem to be everywhere. From day one we are unintentionally taught to label and categorize everything and everyone. It seems that human natureis to put things into groups and separate things, especially since the Greeks began to categorize and bring science into the world.
As an example of this, we can find Frankenstein’s Monster andRichard III, two different characters that are condemned to be alone during their lives, because of their awful appearance.
These two characters present similarities: physical hideous, there are,however, endowed with great intelligence and courage. They are also perfectly conscious of their own deformity, and actually the figure and the disfigured stature of the monster, is the first thing noticedby Doctor Victor Frankenstein:” his yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath”( page 42).
Likewise, Richard III described himself as a” Dedorm’d, unfinish’d, scarce halfmade up”( verses 20-21, Richard III, Act I, scene I).
On the other hand, both Richard and the monster, are related by the desire for being accepted by someone that could understand the emotions ofbeing an outcast: Unlike a normal human being, the monster has no family, no acceptance. That’s why, he demanded the help of Frankenstein to create a female counterpart.
The monster summarized howdrastically his loneliness changed him when he said“I cannot believe that I am he whose thoughts were once filled with sublime and transcendent visions of the beauty and the majesty of goodness. But it iseven so; the fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am quite alone.” (chapter 24).
As the same way, Richard III...
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