Journal 9- Monsters as “others” in a society

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Zachary Fisher-Edelglass 10 April 2013 EN102 Professor Hays Journal 9 Monsters can come in numerous forms. From horrifying creatures to regal men with de- mented minds, monsters have a strong presence in society. Despite what many people think, a monster is not in fact a deformed creature, but rather the “other” in a society. Most people judge monsters based off of their own opinion of one. What they fail to realize is that the monster can fit any definition that is applicable to a culture’s standards. When the word “monster” is uttered, many think of vampires, werewolves, and zombies. The word monster is very ambiguous in the sense that there is not one exact definition of what consists of a monster. They are ubiquitous in society and exist in places very blatant and clear. Most people would argue these exiled freaks of nature are hidden in the dark alleys in obscure areas. The crux of the matter is that the monsters are people we all know and are omnipresent in our culture. These monsters are depicted to be the black sheep in the world we live it, yet this isnt
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