By ~ Amber Loper

Frankenstein’s Creation wants, more than anything, to be accepted by someone, anyone. His appearance deceives anyone that looks upon him, that he should be nothing more than a bumbling corpse, however, he’s anything but. He uses the letters from Safie and Felix in hopes to relay “the truth of my tale” to Victor Frankenstein as a way to prove what the monster says holds truth. Furthermore, the Monster relates to Safie because they are both outsiders in a place that rejects them. Safie is more welcomed than the Monster will ever be, but it is the closest the monster can get to a real human connection, even if it is from afar.
What happens between Felix and Safie happens in what seems like it’s own little bubble. As if it’s a world separate from modern civilization where worlds at once collide and are outcast. It is métissage. Safie is learning from Felix his culture and at the same time the DeLacey family are learning from Safie too on some level. Then, at the edge, there is Frankenstein’s Monster who is learning from them all, mixing it with what little he already knows about the world. He says, after learning their story, “It impressed me deeply. I learned from the views of social life which it developed, to admire their virtues, and to deprecate the vices of mankind”(p.114). If there is anywhere that the Monster could fit in, it is among others who have been outcast from society like the DeLacey family. And he has learned so much from them that he could easily act like them to fit in. Unfortunately, the people he learned to care for because of their ability to look past cultural and physical difference are unable to do the same for him and immediately turn to hate when they see him. Sometimes, the ones who are the most misunderstood, are not exempt from also fearing what they don’t understand.