These questions are debated:
We know Frankenstein made conscious choices such as not telling anyone Justine was innocent. What of the creature? Do you think he was capable of knowing and understanding right from wrong?
Is this a horror story as we think of one today? What makes it a horror story or prevents it from being one?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 8:54 pm ad1c9bdddf
Please allow some of my ideas to lead you:
First, as you consider if you think that the monster was capable of knowing and understanding right from wrong, this question is complex. Because I personally view the monster as a victim of creation by Victor, I think that the monster was unequipped and incapable. Because the monster did not learn morals, unlike a newborn child who is nurtured, reared, and modeled socially and behaviorally by parents, I feel that the monster ...
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