In Frankenstein, the monster fits all the definitions of what a monster is. The monster's appearance is considered both extraordinary, beautiful, huge, and repulsive by his own creator. When there is that unnatural combination of beauty and deformity, it is almost as if creature is monstrous because he is deformed.
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Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin) was the daughter of the famous political philosopher William Goodwin(1756-1856) and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. The novel is about Victor Frankenstein who creates a monstrous being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. Frankenstein then rejects his creation and the monster vows vengeance.
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