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Is Frankenstein’s Monster human?

I would say that Frankenstein’s monster most certainly isn’t human. While some may argue against this because the monster is made up of human parts, it is important to remember that just because a being has human parts does not … Continue reading Continue reading

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Don’t Look Down: Victor Frankenstein’s transition through spectrums of humanity

Mary Shelley, though writing a fictional story, probes human nature and explores its boundaries while pursuing knowledge in her novel, Frankenstein. Her account of the unimaginable creation of life focuses on the destruction of a horrifying, inhumane monstrosity from the … Continue reading Continue reading

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People murder, Beasts kill

I think the language that Frankenstein uses alludes to his creation’s humanity. Frankenstein repeatedly calls him a murderer, and I wanted to point out that animals and beasts do not murder. They kill. They kill for survival, and protection, and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Frankenstein’s monster: Is he human?

On one of the remote Orkney Islands, just after Frankenstein tears apart the mate he has almost completed for his monster, he feels something like remorse: “I almost felt as if I had mangled the living flesh of a human … Continue reading Continue reading

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