Justice

Justine was an individual that never deserved to be executed. Justine, the girl that was being served within the care of Victor Frankenstein ever since she was a child. Now dead, throughout for most of the end transition of the novel, we can’t help but have this internal grudge for the early comeuppance of a character that was well-beloved by the Frankenstein’s only to have that shattered for a death that was never sure off who committed it in the first place. Justine is the stolid martyr who goes to her death with grace and dignity.  Naive to the fact that she was admitting such action through mere guilt and fear that for not complying she might up in hell. Like almost everyone in the novel, Justine is more of an authorial tool than a character in her own right. She’s a one-off anti-religious character; and she’s also there to remind us that, while God isn’t killing people she loves because of something she’s done, the monster is killing people Frankenstein loves. In other words, don’t blame God; blame yourself.

For such portion of the novel, we’ve come to the notion that Justice within society is lacked tremendously because of the stupidly willingness to accept her death, Justine is yet to portraited of anything else other than pure. Social justice is ultimately the concept of fair and justifiable relations between one individual and society. Edward Burke brings this her execution to light when outlining in his book, Reflections on the Revolution in France. Outstandingly, Burke analyses on how the French Revolution was the stepping stone for the murder of beauty within society. “To make us love our country, our country must be lovely,” [78]. Burke’s assumption brings to the plate that for a society to flourish as one, we must be united as the country we’re living in. The French Government had many imperfections and one of the main flaws was their mediocre way to cure political problems. Alongside with Frankenstein, for as beloved of a character William was, Justine was an equally important within the Frankenstein family as she more righteously deserves, for the years of being the servant of the family. If William’s death symbolizes the loss of innocence, Justine’s death marks the end of all that is noble and righteous.

– Stephen Muñoz