In the movie Monster, what does its title mean?'
From the movie's poster, I found it interesting that there are two characters but the title is singular, Monster.
After watching this movie, my initial thought was Lee was the monster, but she did not end up being a murderer she was on her own. There were various occasions that people around her, especially her family members mistreated her. So is the monster an abstract description of the environment Lee had grown up in? Even Selby pushed Lee further down to the murder she was by claiming Lee had not done enough to support her financially.
In the movie, Lee briefly introduced to Selby that a carnival in Lee's hometown was called Monster. It was full of fire works and laughters. Could this monster event be the title of this movie?
I read up on Wikipedia, but there was no mentioning of any kind. Any ideas?