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by Mary Shelley

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How can I relate this claim to the theme of Frankenstein: the creature is more human than Victor himself?

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During the story, the creature has a realization about the nature of humanity, a realization that is certainly supported by his and others' actions in the text. Upon learning about the Native Americans who suffered a "hapless fate" at the hands of European settlers who came to the New World, he asks,

"Was man, indeed, at once so powerful, so virtuous, and magnificent, yet so vicious and base? He appeared at one time a mere scion of the evil principle, and at another as all that can be conceived of noble and godlike."

The creature's behavior, throughout the text, supports this notion of human nature. He is capable of both...

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