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Who is the Monster in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?: A Psychoanalytic Reading of the Double Nature of Victor Frankenstein.
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay challanges one of the worlds most famous horror story, Mary Shelley'sFrankenstein.Who is the monster in this novel? People know the story but they often tend to blend the two head characters, Victor Frankenstein and his creature. Based on the psychoanalysis, founded by Sigmund Freud, this essay argues that Victor Frankenstein is not the nice guy he seems to be. Appearances are not always what they seem and Victor Frankenstein turns into a "monster of the soul" due to suppressed feelings. His creature never stands a chance without any guidence and love. The creature is instead turned into a "monster of the body" since it is constantly badly treated from the start

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
Frankenstein, Litterature, Psychoanalysis, Mary Shelley, Sigmund Freud, narcissism
National Category
Humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-18981OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-18981DiVA: diva2:537563
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English
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2012-09-28 Created: 2012-06-26 Last updated: 2012-09-28Bibliographically approved

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