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By using Frankenstein as a case study, my project explores readers’ and characters’ experiences with others who might appear threatening. Furthermore, I intend to apply theories from psychoanalysis and evolutionary psychology to deconstruct the ambiguity of relations with others and the self in answering: can a psychoanalytic reading of Frankenstein display how evolutionary literary criticism, sublime, and the uncanny affect and inform us about human relations. My argument has displayed how castigating a living being away from society recapitulates an evolutionary cycle of unconscious abuse which the critics, themselves, have also encountered.
"Frankenstein’s Fixations: A Psychoanalytic Evolutionary Approach to Childhood, Sexuality, and Outsiders,"
Ursidae: The Undergraduate Research Journal at the University of Northern Colorado: Vol. 7
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digscholarship.unco.edu/urj/vol7/iss2/7
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