Essay On The Difference Between Frankenstein And Viceroy's

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What is the difference between a Monarch and a Viceroy butterfly? Not many people can tell the difference. Physically, the butterflies are almost identical, a product of evolution and Batesian mimicry. Indeed, the line between the Monarch and the Viceroy is a blurry one. But put a Viceroy in a colony of monarchs and the differences will become apparent. The most obvious difference is physical; Viceroy’s are slightly smaller and have an extra black line at the bottom of their wing. Behaviorally, they are more energetic, and do not migrate, instead overwintering tucked away in leaves. Leave the colony for a couple of weeks and only the Viceroy will remain, as Viceroy’s have slightly longer life cycles. Despite their similarities, Monarchs and Viceroy’s are distinctively different, and their differences are highlighted when they are made to exist in the same colony. The same principle applies to humans. In Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and Spike Jonze’s “Her,” both authors explore the blurred line between humans and…show more content…
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