Who Is The Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?

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A damp cardboard box begins to wobble as a small creature tips it over after a lengthy and laborious attempt. The creature, upon close examinations, appears to be a puppy, but one that is oddly deformed. Its tail is docked, a back left leg is missing, a scar stretches across its face from right ear to right eye, and its fur is impossibly matted. This poor, tiny animal, because of its deformities and unsightliness, is abandoned. Why else would man’s best friend be dumped along the side of a wooded road? It persistently seeks its owner, the one who originally housed it, so that it may find the love from a human for which it longs. At a young age, the creature is instead left alone to perish in the wilderness where it must discover how to survive and understand the natural world in order to navigate back to its owner.…show more content…
The creature, also commonly referred to as the monster, is abandoned by its creator, Victor Frankenstein because of its horrid appearance. After the monster spends twenty months enduring the European seasons and pursuing his creator, he is reunited with Victor, an encounter that ignites the gradual, violent demise of their creator-creation bond. As Shelley explores and develops the relationship between human and creature and the perceptions each being holds of one another, the definitions of humanity and monstrosity morph into blurred lines of ambiguity in regard to their characters and man as a
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