Monsters, Hybrids, and Fantastic Creatures

Humans are constantly deluding themselves when they deny the animalistic parts of their being. Art provides clarity, by showing us our repressed drives and wild emotions through fear-inducing monsters, hybrids, and fantastic creatures. The animal in humans is omnipresent, to suppress it would be a futile endeavor: There are numerous intrinsic similarities and analogies between us and our fellow creatures.