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    Frankenstein Monster Sympathy

    Does the monster's expressiveness and persuasiveness make it easier for readers to sympathize with him? Why do most movie versions present the monster as mute or inarticulate?

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    I found myself sympathizing with the monster. He was abandoned by his maker and left to fend for himself. Even with parental abandonment, the monster tried to learn to the ways of humanization and attempt human connections. He was kind and gentle with the old, blind father. If he hadn't been met with fear and disgust, I believe the monster's intentions were to live a peaceful life.
    I am not sure why movies portray him as mute! It is probably to complicated to make a horror movie when both the monster and Victor could be seen as villains.

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