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The Creature's character traits from Frankenstein

1) What are some examples of the monster's naivety? I know he is also needy in the way that he is like a child seeking acceptance, are there others?

2) Other than the example at the end of Chapter 10 and how he compares himself to "the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed" are there other examples as well of this trait which would make it one of his most obvious traits?

3) How else is he cunning, too ambitious, and deceitful other than that he "vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind?" Are there other examples that seem relevant?

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1) A great title for your paper might be Monster Mash: An Exploration of the Creature's Dualistic Characteristics of Good and Evil. Examples of the monster's naivety liken him to a newborn child. Learning from his social surroundings and modeling, the monster discovers fire, interacts with nature, and learns to appreciate music. As he experiences all the first time sensations, it shows his innocence and initial purity as a "child" of Victor.

His innocence and naive demeanor are also evident as he fully expects the De Laceys to be good and compassionate toward him and to accept him. However, he realizes that they are not much different than the villagers who attacked him previously. His proclamation, "Sorrow only increase[s] with knowledge" (96) demonstrates how he was initially full of hope and faith in humankind, much like a child sees the world at first, too.

His question for knowledge overall is an example of his naivety, I believe, since he feels like it will humanize him but it later prompts him toward more self destruction as he suggests,"...only discovered to me more clearly what a wretched outcast I was. I cherished hope, it is true, but it vanished when I beheld my person reflected in water or my shadow in the moonshine" (106).

When he saves a child from drowning but ...

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The Creature's character traits are summarized using textual evidence in this tutorial for Frankenstein.

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