Anti-Feminism In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein, a novel written by Mary Shelley, contains various themes throughout the story. One of themes is feminism and the power of women. In the novel, all of the female characters have passive attitudes, despite Shelby’s strong beliefs in feminism. Victor’s destruction of the female monster can be viewed as anti-feminism and another example of female passivity in the novel. Victor has fears of creating a race of monsters or risking the separation of the two monsters. Victor is illustrated differently than the Creator God of Genesis, who creates a mate for Adam. Victor’s destruction of the female monster is an act of anti-feminism, in hopes of protecting the world. Victor is portrayed differently than the Creator God of Genesis, in Frankenstein. The creation of the Victor’s monster triggers a series of events, ultimately ending…show more content…
The problem Victor tried to avoid was the reproduction of the two monsters. This would leave him responsible for an entire race of monsters, holding him accountable for all disasters and misery. Victor, also, is interested in creations by himself without the help of a woman. Victor’s destruction of the female monster can be viewed as an act of anti-feminism. Fearing the progression of a female monster, Victor destroys the almost finished female creature, leaving the first monster vowing vengeance on Victor because he has doomed his life of loneliness and despair. Victor considers the creation of a female monster to fail in the world and not comprehend to the plans for the first monster. Believing his thoughts were best for the world, Victor destroys the female monster before he can provide her with
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