I am a Monster: An Exploration of the Self through Examination of Fragmented Identity or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Becomes a Guide for Self-Reflection
Master of Arts (MA)
First Advisor's Name
Maneck H. Daruwala
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Second Advisor's Committee Title
Third Advisor's Name
Third Advisor's Committee Title
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, addiction, identitiy, Miami
Date of Defense
The purpose of this thesis was to explore the ways a fragmented identity can be reconciled through examination and analysis of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and several other works of art. Findings suggest that identity is both generated by and projected onto individuals, and reconciliation of these questions can turn the concept of monstrosity from a negative to a positive. This research supports and promotes the notion that individuals are more than simply the sum of all their parts, and that identities can simultaneously endure the paradox of being fragmented yet whole.
Ahern, Sherri A., "I am a Monster: An Exploration of the Self through Examination of Fragmented Identity or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Becomes a Guide for Self-Reflection" (2019). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4043.
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