After reading Workshop of a Filthy Creation by Warren Montag I have to say that I agree with Montag’s statement “Frankenstein’s creation, which is therefore not so much the sign of the proletariat as of its unrepresentability.”  When I first read this quote I was confused, but then it all started to make sense as I looked for evidence. From the beginning of Frankenstein it has been made clear that the reason for Victor to create this monster was to benefit him, someone to in other words work for him. “A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me.” (57). It is clearly demonstrated here that the reason for the monsters creation was to serve, no other option. In this quote Victor holds the title of bourgeoisie and the monster as proletariat. As the story continues however the monster grows along with it. As the monster is left to explore the world alone he starts to figure out how it works, that is when he realized that no other destiny awaited him aside from the proletariat . The monsters encounter with the Delaney family solidified the idea to him that he will never get to live in this world normally or as blessed as they do. Of course from the perspective of Frankenstein the family is living a blessed life because they have each other and a home. “This hovel however, joined a cottage of a neat and pleasant appearance; but, after my late dearly bought experience, I dared not enter.” (98). This is where the different lifestyle realizations hit the monster. He realized that he will never be able to higher his status, no matter how much he teaches himself, and learns to become accustom with society. Nothing will ever be enough because he is different. “I became fully convinced that I was in reality the monster that I am, I was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification. Alas! I did not yet entirely know the fatal effects of this miserable deformity.” (104).  The monster knows that because of his physical appearance he will never be accepted into society, he sees the difference between him and those surrounding him. The physical difference, and the different lifestyles. He is trapped in the lower class life, and sadly for him he has no hope in ever moving up.

-Dariana Lara