Another Voice in Frankenstein

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There are many varied interpretations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in the study of literature. In fact, most critics have, if not opposing, somewhat contrasted views on the novel. However, a popular perception of the novel seems to be one in which Shelley is said to be representing her own views through the voice of the monster created by Victor Frankenstein. But what exactly are Shelley’s views? So many have taken apart this novel, …

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…scientific community, called Occam’s Razor. This principle states that if there exists more than one explanation to a problem, then the simplest one is most probably true. With this in mind, the notion that Shelley was bettering the women’s movement at the age of eighteen is rather frivolous when compared to the simpler possibility. Shelley was simply venting her feelings as a teenager. Feelings that are universal to all teens. Occam never lies.