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Frankenstein - The Humanity of the Monster

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Frankenstein - The Humanity of the Monster

    Sometimes, in novels like Frankenstein, the motives of the author are unclear.  It is clear however, that one of the many themes Mary Shelley presents is the humanity of Victor Frankenstein's creation.  Although she presents evidence in both support and opposition to the creation's humanity, it is apparent that this being is indeed human.  His humanity is not only witnessed in his physical being, but in his intellectual and emotional thoughts as well.  His humanity is argued by the fact that being human does not mean coming from a specific genetic chain and having family to relate to, but to embrace many of the distinct traits that set humans apart from other animals in this world.  In fact, calling Victor's creation a `monster' doesn't support the argument that he is human, so for the sake of this case, his name shall be Phil.


    Though Victor ends up abhorring Phil, it is important to understand his motives of creation.  When Frankenstein discovers the power to bestow life, he ponders whether he should...

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...ed they would be disgusted, until, by my gentle demeanor and conciliation of words, I should first win their favor, then afterwards their love."  (*Milton, John. Paradise Lost.  In Shelly 294-96.)


Works Cited


Milton, John.  Paradise Lost.  In Shelly, Mary. Frankenstein.  N.P.: Broadview., 1999. P249-296.

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus. Broadview.  1999.

"Wolf Logs February 1-28, 2002"International Wolf Center. 26 Feb.2002.   


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