By Karen Piper
The essay presents an examination of the historical context of Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein," and its depiction of the social fears of the Inuit Native Americans in English society. The author suggests that the monster of the story is a manifestation of the English cultural fear and fascination of the primitive man, and explores many aspects of this portrayal through the historical interactions between British society and the Indians of the North Pole.
Native America & Speculative Fiction: Interview with Amy H. Sturgis
Immediately connection with an Indian too!
Comment: For more on the subject, see:
Review of The Terror
Charles Dickens on "Esquimaux"
The "Other" and The Terror
The doomed Franklin expedition