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Unformatted text preview: window at the monster he has first created, who is glaring at him with an evil grin. Victors wife, Elizabeth, waited impatiently and helpless for Victor to return to her, and she is eventually murdered by the monster. This final murder is what sets Victor off to finally kill his own creation. One can argue that Shelley renders her female characters so passive and subjects them to such ill treatment in order to call attention to the obsessive and destructive behavior that Victor and the monster exhibit. Interestingly enough, when Victor kills his second creation, a mate for his first, the novel describes it as abortion. This act is associated with women and their own unborn children. I believe Shelley may be relating Victor to a woman in the sense that he creates the monsters, and eventually aborts the second one. Therefore, this novel can be looked at in the feminist sense in relation to a womans body, and birth....
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