By: Sandra Tzoc

2. Victor and Elizabeth view their creation in different ways. In a way they serve as stand-ins for how science tends to view people with disabilities. On the one hand, Elizabeth, people with disabilities are still able to feel and should be viewed with compassion. They should be cared for. On the other hand, Victor, represents viewing people with disabilities as lesser, as failed by-products, that need to be taken care of.

This statement opens a door to discuss two perspectives on people with disabilities. Some  such as Victor who might think of people who are disabled as ‘ruined’ or as a ‘failure’ simply because they do not go about their lives as a ‘regular’ person. For instance, Victor might believe that a person who needs a wheelchair is inferior to someone who can walk on their two legs. This example could be used in order to explain the flaws in Victor’s reasoning and raise the question of ‘what does it mean to be a regular person?’ In addition, Elizabeth’s perspective could be altered and be used as an analogy to the idea that people who are disabled should be praised simply because they have a disability. Her indifference towards the creature past the beginning of the film could represent the indifference of the able-bodied population towards the obstacles that people with disabilities face.