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The demonic adoptee in The Bad Seed (1954)
Elisabeth Wesseling

-racist humanitarianism of cold war Orientalism. I would like to devote the final section of this chapter to the further substantiation of Gurel’s thesis by forwarding additional evidence from the text of the novel. The social universe of The Bad Seed is not just all-white, but it is also strongly dominated by women. Men are either absent or inadequate in this novel. Christine’s husband is

in Gothic kinship
Maria K. Bachman
Paul C. Peterson

Shelley’s original, he insists on maintaining his independence. From the outset, Stein is indifferent to his fellow physicians’ approbation and flatly refuses their invitation to join the board: ‘I have built up a highly successful practice, alone and unaided. Having grown accustomed to working alone, I find I prefer it.’ While his earnest humanitarianism does not preclude him from gathering body parts for his own research, there is a certain morality to his method. When a medical delegation pays a visit to his overcrowded clinic, he holds up

in Adapting Frankenstein