Victor Frankenstein‟s Creature is not born: the denial of birth is at the origin of its damnation and of the social and legal limbo it is forced into. The breaking of the natural order, means no family recognition whilst the breaking of the conventional order means no social recognition and impossible legal recognition of the created subject. The fearful monster denies, without remedy, the paradigm of similarity. But what if the Creature were also the (totally unaware) promise of the birth of a „new species‟ anything but cursed?

‘Factum, non genitum’: la distopia del ‘mostro’ in "Frankenstein" di Mary Shelley

Cecilia Pedrazza Gorlero
2021-01-01

Abstract

Victor Frankenstein‟s Creature is not born: the denial of birth is at the origin of its damnation and of the social and legal limbo it is forced into. The breaking of the natural order, means no family recognition whilst the breaking of the conventional order means no social recognition and impossible legal recognition of the created subject. The fearful monster denies, without remedy, the paradigm of similarity. But what if the Creature were also the (totally unaware) promise of the birth of a „new species‟ anything but cursed?
Frankenstein, Monstrosity, Resemblance, Parenthood, New Species
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