Frankenstein Novel and Response Paper Mary Shelleyís novel establishes a blurred line of demarcation between the human and the non-human. We are usually told that what makes us humans is the use of language. But the creature in this novel can speak, and he even uses
In Part II of the novel, we can find this quote:
ìFrankenstein! You belong then to my enemy ñ to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim.î
For this Response Paper 2 (no more than 500 words), you should focus on the importance of this quote in the novel. You should address the next topics, but certainly, feel free to develop what you think is important about the construction of the idea of the Monster in this novel:
Who is speaking? Who is the ìfirst victimî?
As we can see thru the story, the idea of the Monster is something that is being built by society, by everyone says/thinks/acts on the creature. Analyze at least one scene where this construction is presented.
In which ways the notion of criminality is linked to the idea of Monstrosity? Consider the motivations and responsibility of the creature for his acts.
As always, be analytical and specific. Avoid generalities.