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Throughout the last century the movie and theater industries have been creating and recreating movies about Frankenstein the monster He has been depicted as a gigantic ugly monster with incredible strength that walks around searching for his next victim In the original book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley the Monster is not depicted as a complete savage but is shown to be more of a person The Creature is intelligent and is an outcast from society Regardless of the Creatures horrific appearance he was very a very intelligent individual When the Creature is telling Frankenstein about how he first learned about communication he says This reading had puzzled me extremely at first but by degrees I discovered that he uttered many of the same sounds when he read as when he talked I conjectured therefore that he found on the paper signs for speech which he understood and I ardently longed to comprehend these also but how was that possible when I did not even understand the sounds for which they stood as signs 98 The Creature is able to recognize patterns in the speech of DeLacey He is then able to infer that symbols on the paper represent the words that DeLacey has been using Much like his creator Frankenstein the Creature yearns for knowledge The Creature later recounts the story when Safie begins to learn French He explains Presently I found by the frequent recurrence of some sound which the stranger repeated after them that she was endeavouring to learn their language and the idea instantly occurred to me that I should make use of the same instructions to the same end The stranger learned about twenty words at the first lesson most of them indeed were those which I had before understood but I profited by the others 102 His intelligence begins to develop very rapidly at this point as he is able to discern between certain words and start to
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