What mixed signals does the creature get about humankind from the time he spends observing the cottagers?
Strong answers will observe examples that both reinforce the creature’s anger towards people and redeem humankind despite his bad experiences. They should discuss the love of the cottagers for one another as the strongest proof that human are capable of good. This should also include reference to the embedded story about the merchant. In this, they should observe Felix as noble and loving and the merchant (as well as the society that imprisons him) as symbols of the darker sides of human nature. They should also look to the texts the creature finds as instructive...
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