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What is the monster's name in the novel Frankenstein?
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The monster has no name in the novel. It has been said that this omission is a reflection of Victor Frankenstein's complete rejection of his creation. The monster calls himself "the Adam of your labors", and is referred to as "the creature", "the fiend", "the daemon", and "the wretch" at different points in the book.
Posted by dymatsuoka on August 20, 2007 at 6:20 AM (Answer #1)
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In a way, I think the monster lacking a name is like schools that attempt to make their students wear uniforms: the idea is that students will display their creativity in their work, rather than by what they wear. I think by not giving the monster a name, it allows his appearance and behavior to get the full attention of the reader, and it helps avoid what happens in so many other novels, where the character's name is in some way indicative of what the character is, or stands for.
Posted by daveb on October 19, 2007 at 1:15 AM (Answer #2)
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