By: Yocelin De Lira

In the essay, ” The Workshop of filthy Creation”: A Marxist Reading of Frankenstein, Warden argues, the creature represent, “…not so much the sign of the proletariat as of its unrepresentability.” However I disagree with Warden statement, because from my interpretation Frankenstein does represent the idea of proletarist as a whole.  The creature and Victor both represent proletariat and bourgeoisie as a whole.

In Mary Shelly novel Frankenstein ( Chapter 20) the creature declares Victor to be his slave. The creature hatred towards Victor is shown with this quote, “Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension. Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master;—obey”  The depicted imagery is used to illustrate the creature infatuation to be more powerful than Victor. Victor is also depicted as the lower class bourgeoisie, because he has no control what happens to his creature after it is made. As the working class has no control with their contribution of society is made to use with. The creature represent the upper class, although he was made by Victor does not have control over him. The creature wants Victor to feel powerless and beg for mercy. The creature is trying to control Victor life from emotion to death. The irony with Victor creating the creature then losing control over the creature. Victor was slave to the creature since the beginning of the novel, as shown with his obsession with creating life, thus he as been a slave to before the creature was created.