Human beings are the ones who create monsters in their minds. These monsters are created to accomplish a personal, cultural, religious or a political goal. This does not mean that the monsters are summoned to articulate the actual goal. For instance, when one nation intends to eliminate another nation’s inhabitants, they might consider their physical appearance as abnormal or monstrous and by so doing they justify their actions. To prevent people from reaching so places, it is easier to create monsters beyond some region. When it is learnt that monsters lurk beyond that point, few people would dare go beyond. Among all the seven thesis, the most interesting one is Thesis VI: The Monster Dwells at The Gates of Difference. This is because the thesis cites true examples in the contemporary world when differences has brought about creation of a monster under his (Cohen) assertion: that which violates societies norms or values can be seen as monsters.
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