Frankenstein the Female
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This essay answers the question by referring to the treatment and perception of women at the time to assert that Frankenstein's monster should indeed be a male. In addtion, some contrasting views of why the monster could possibly work as a woman are offered. The final conclusion is that the monster is best as a male not only as a product of early 1800's culture, but the ramifications on modern culture if the gender were female.
From the Paper:"In the story of Frankenstein's monster, Mary Shelly's choice to cast him as a male was arguably a product of the times. In the early 1800's, women's roles in society were much more submissive and they were not considered to be strong or something to fear. It would not necessarily be a believable idea to have a feminine character that is violent and capable of murder. While this is the most compelling reason that Victor Frankenstein made the right decision with the gender of his monster, there are other clues in the novel as to why the gender was chosen. In spite of this, it can be argued either way for the sex of Frankenstein's creation..."
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