David Obeso

William Godwin sits in the middle of the spectrum between Mary Wollstencraft on the far left with radical and extreme passion over injustice and inequality, and Burke on the far right reasoning that oppression is good for humanity because it brings control and ignores mayhem. However William Godwin, with the right sense of justice prefers to not involve violence as the key to solve inequality and injustice and ’tis true for the desperate people of France knew no mercy in times of crisis. They executed the king and queen without hesitation and after brought their punishment upon themselves.

In the book Frankenstein  we can see this as well with a similar event that happened to Justine. Although Justine and Elizabeth had reason within their argument that Justine is not the murderer, the people of the town demanded justice by bloodshed. The ultimate punishment that satisfies the cries of the desperate and just like many others who lost their lives through innocence on 1793, so did Justine. This barbarity and bloodlut blurs the image of justice because “force is not conviction, and is extremely unworthy of the cause of justice”. Instead like Godwin says we should “communicate our sentiments with utmost frankness”, and just like in the French Revolution, Justine’s death is symbolical. Perhaps can we say that justice dies when lives are lost? And for the actions of others we shall pay the debt. Because of the irresponsibility of Frankenstein with his creature, and the apathy of the French monarchs, the hand of justice was twisted with blood and lost through the mayhem and barbarity of the human soul in desperation.