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Sexual ChoiceSometimes in life, you will disagree with the members of society in any sort of way. Whether if it’s for Sports, News Media Coverage, pleasures found in Television Media, Sex, Religion, Race, anything miscellaneous in-between matters. Sometimes you’re even outcasted from significant groups for what you believe in, for what you are, and even, for what you’re NOT. Individuals from the LGBTQ community exclusively are outcasted from society because they’re likings are different from what many prefer it be. From a family perspective, they live with constant fear and isolation from their real selves for the conundrum of a world we live in. People are afraid of different.

The whole Frankenstein novel by Mary Shelley is primarily contributed to the notion that if someone or something is made in the images one’s true perfection they’re are outcasted as an enigma of imperfection, but when in reality they never were in the first place. We use neopronouns for the individuals we apparently can’t understand what they are or decide to be, when ultimately we shouldn’t be asking that in the first place and should accept the indifference of society with open arms. ” I want to lay claim to the dark power of my monstrous identity without using it as a weapon against others or being wounded by it myself. I will say this as bluntly as I know how: I am a transsexual, and therefore I am a monster” [Skylar, 240]. Never should we live in a society where different is evil, erroneous, bad. Negative connotations that we inject on the ideology of being different is what truly impacts the differentiation for what’s wrong and what’s truly wrong in this world.

The LGBTQ community is NOT one of them. If we continue to flourish with such neglect that affects this world with the ability for change, it marks the end of all that is noble and righteous.

 

– Stephen Muñoz

Mary Wollstonecraft’s text highlights her intolerance for the church as well as the classifications of class and rank in society. In regards to women and their treatment, she is dissatisfied because they are valued more through the idea of beauty than through their intelligence or morals.  Her views are intertwined and seen in her daughter’s novel Frankenstein, specifically through the character Justine and her unjust death. In order to understand Justine’s situation we must remember that Victor’s creature is the one who framed her for his crime. This supports Wollstonecraft’s view that men can’t be trusted and only care about themselves since they are “men who have no titles to sacrifice,” (49) The creature loathed Justine because she was beautiful and normal, which overshadowed the fact that she was of low status. Where was chivalry when Justine could have been saved by Victor’s confession or when the creature was planning to escape the consequences if his own crime? It was nowhere because the men valued themselves more than an innocent woman. frankenstein08.jpg (560×777)

Justine reveals that she is threatened with “excommunication and hell fire in her last moments.” (83) by her confessor. Here we can see how Justine is being deeply influenced by the church, so much that she fears what will come after death more than being charged for a crime or the act of death itself. She has been made to believe her life is meaningless if she does not conform to the ways of the church, when in reality the church is nothing but a group of over religious men who do as they please. Being aware of her innocence is not enough to keep her safe. However, it’s easy to see that if she were a man, Victor for example, her guilt would have been immediately questioned if charged with murder. In contract to Justine, Victor was an intelligent, educated man…to most. As a woman with no outstanding education or valued status, it was easy to place the crime on Justine. In relation to Wollstonecraft’s views, now that Justine’s beauty was tainted she was of no use to the church or society, even though her good reputation from Elizabeth and little education should have been enough to save her from injustice in a fair society.

By Galilea Sanchez