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Mary Shelley put herself ahead of the revolutionary movements in feminism in the early nineteenth century In her writing she was attempting to show the problems in her own society in an age before others had begun to have similar ideas Shelley wanted a more balanced society increasing the power of woman and decreasing the stature of man Victor Frankensteins newest creation a monster appears as such a horrible creation that people often label it as evil before ever giving him a chance However the monster is much more human one might think The monster has a desire to learn and a want to love but these feelings and emotions seem to disappear with Victors denial of a female partner for him You must create a female for me with whom I can live with in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being Shelley 124 But why should Victor not create such a creature to satisfy the monster The answer is quite complex In Victors mind the creation of a female monster would allow for a race of devils propogated upon the earth who might make the very exitence of the species of man a condition precarious and full of terror Shelley 140 It is the females ability to reproduce that is Victors primary fear but not his only fear Victor it seems also posseses a fear of women When Victor did not create a female monster not only was he denying his creation a partner but he was also an active participant in the movement against feminism Victor in his movement against feminism attempts to hold women back in their fight to prove themselves as equals He does not create a female not only for the fact she would be able to reproduce but also the fact that she would be female and at this moment males are in power With the creation of a female monster men would not necessarily be
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