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For anyone who read Frankenstein:
Who was the real monster of the story?
The “monster” or the man
In the book, I’d say Frankenstein was the real monster. When I was reading it at university, we were always told to call the monster the “creature” or the “creation,” so as not to vilify Frankenstein’s creation. The creature didn’t ask to be made and he acted on his rejection from Frankenstein, but Frankenstein creates the “monster” in an act of defiance. Because the real lesson of the novel (well, the main one) is “don’t play God because human’s can’t handle that responsibility, Frankenstein gets little sympathy. It’s hard to see it the other way, but I think you can find an argument for the other side too. It takes a few re-reads and at different times in your life. It just changes your perspective.