The Symbolism Of Monsters In Literature

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For centuries stories have been told about monsters. Stories that include monsters themselves as the main character, and stories that include a battle between a heroic figure and the monster to represent good vs. evil. The root word for “monster” is “monstrum”, which means that which reveals or warns. A monster is the product or symbol of a culture from which the monster comes from. They are more than their physical body and entertainment value that plays into these stories of the monstrous figure we read about or watch in movies or television. They represent the fears, anxiety, desires, and fantasies that a culture has. Buy studying the monsters of a particular time, place, or culture, we can understand more about that culture, and
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