What If We’ve Been Misunderstanding Monsters?

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Frankenstein’s monster is an example of a monster that’s not so clear-cut in its evilness. Instead of being intrinsically evil and fuelling a conflict between creator and monster, it symbolises and manifests Frankenstein’s own deviance from social norms. It is only after realising the extent of his own deviance that Frankenstein believes that the monster must die. The root of his deviance was the death of his mother, spurring Frankenstein not to marry or have children. Instead, he made life from something that wasn’t alive. Read full article here

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