Reading the story “Frankenstein” chapter 17 of the novel, the creature himself feels monstrous. He feels like he doesn’t belong in this society. He asked his creator to create an opposite sex for him, he wants a companion. He wants to have someone he can run away with and also understand how he feels. The creator doesn’t honestly want to do it. The creature is monstrous and doesnt fit into this world. The creator also realized what he created was horrible to this world.“Shall I create another like yourself, whose joint wickedness might desolate the world. Begone! I have answered you; you may torture me, but I will never consent.”
The article for The New Yorker, the author Jill Lepore writes about the autobiography of an infant, it is a slave narrative, it is a political commentary. In the article, I think there is a part where Douglass compares himself with Frankenstein. Around that time Black people were considered an outsider because they weren’t white. The white people treated people of color differently and looked weird to the white people. The political side of the book came around, “Much of “Frankenstein” participates in the debate over abolition, as several critics have astutely observed, and the revolution on which the novel most plainly turns is not the one in France but the one in Haiti.” The book impacted a lot of the people around the time the book was introduced.