Analysis Of ' Frankenstein ' By Mary Shelley

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Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortensen, is one of Hollywood’s most famed actresses and sex symbols ( Editors). Typically cast in the “dumb-blonde” roles, Monroe appeared “sensual and at ease” in front of cameras (Henrikson). With an "idiosyncratic sense of humor and sly wit", Monroe’s true personality was not reflected in the stereotypical characters she portrayed ( Editors). Despite her fame and popularity, Monroe faced numerous struggles throughout her life until her death, a drug overdose, in 1962. In this sense, she was actually quite similar to Frankenstein’s monster from the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. The monster is brought to life by Victor Frankenstein only to be abandoned moments after his…show more content…
Monroe was also very insecure about her acting abilities ( Editors). Monroe’s illnesses and insecurities led to frequent tardiness on set and a hatred of live shows, which then led many people in Hollywood to consider her a “difficult” actress (Henrikson). In a desperate attempt to cure her depression and anxiety, Monroe resorted to drugs and eventually became addicted (Henrikson). This drug addiction led to Monroe’s apparent suicide caused by a drug overdose in 1962 ( Staff). Despite facing this long list of struggles, Monroe continued acting and even got professional help. In 1961, Monroe admitted herself to the Payne-Whitney Clinic in New York, but soon transferred to Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (Doll). Several conspiracy theories have arisen over the decades regarding Monroe’s apparent suicide, some claim that her psychiatrists messed up her prescription and killed her accidentally, while one of the most popular theories is that she was murdered by the Kennedys (Henrikson). Regardless of whether these theories are true, Monroe was an incredible woman with amazing “strength and resilience” to be able to accomplish all that she did, despite the struggles she faced.
Frankenstein’s monster is actually quite similar to Monroe in the sense that he also faced many difficulties throughout his short life. The monster’s struggles begin the moment he is created when Victor Frankenstein, filled with “breathless horror and
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