Thursday, May 30, 2019

Heroes and Heroines :: Fiction Comics Papers

Heroes and Heroines Who the heck are you? Victor Frankenstein cried. What the heck are you? I am the wretch created by your sexual love Elizabeth, cried the vaguely female wretch. Elizabeth has passed the limits of the human realm and in her feverish pursuit of the essential knowledge of the world she has spawned the being that you now see before you And what do you want from me, you frightening monstrosity whom my innocent and sheltered eyes should never have been made to look upon? The wretch snickered. I am a irrational random variable of Elizabeth, her child, brought forth by her own hand. She has forsaken me, cast me aside and thus made me miserable Therefore I have vowed to destroy everything she loves, even tonic and mild Victor, just as she destroyed all happiness for me. Rrrrr Oh, help me Help me Victor Frankenstein cried. Oh Oh Now wait just one second. Very funny, moreover thats not how the story goes. For one thing, Victor Frankenst ein does not squeal like a-girl? Victor Frankenstein created the monster. Victor Frankenstein was the ambitious one who took his experiments too far. A monstrous version of Victor destroyed everything he loved. Elizabeth was sweet and mild. Elizabeth was the innocent who died because of Victors work gone wrong. Frankenstein would have been a remarkable book if Elizabeth had interpreted on Victors part, if Victor had taken on Elizabeths part, and if the wretch had been female. Imagine Victor staying at home and being the best example of the sweetest nature anyone ever did see. Imagine Elizabeth storming acros the icy mountains after the wretch, and figure the wretch demanding a husband to be a boon to her, sweet and supportive company when she became tired of the world. Switching the gender roles in such a way would be comical because thats not the way its done. When we read about, watch, or listen to our fictional heroes and heroines, we expect certain behaviors from th em. We have a set of rules by which we define male and female characters, and characters that dont adhere to the general rules are anomalies and misfits.

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