Effects Of Narcissism In Frankenstein

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Discuss How Victor's Narcissism Lead To His Downfall The novel "Frankenstein" which was written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley deals with the Enlightenment period in England at the 19th century, the endless insist to pursuit after discoveries and development, which leads the main character Victor to create a Monster, because of attempt to create something extraordinary but unfortunately the upcoming troubles were not expected to happen. The industrial era, which waged fear of lack in faith and going far from God in the British society at that time. The rise of the Narcissism phenomenon on the account of family, different relationships and focus on formation of the self rather than family intimacy. This essay explains the term narcissism…show more content…
" The innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by heaven, whom to bring up to good, and whose future lot it was in their hands to direct to happiness or misery, according as they fulfilled their duties towards me." (1.6). Victor distinguish the crucial role which his parents take part in raising him, he understands the outcome of life destiny which his parents determine has affected his personality into a negative path of creating a monster which destroyed his life. Because of that, his parents missed the opportunity in rising him the results will be shameful and the opposite. However, Bruno Bettelheim has a different point of view, he argues: "Victor compensates for the sense of smallness his father has imparted by usurping his parents' powers as creators, but also by issuing forth a child whose physical nature will be inferior, in size, to no one. He acts out his anger at his family in an attempt to affirm his own selfhood"(pp.184-85). Bettelheim distinguish the influenced personality of victor from his parents, who received a crucial treatment as children by their parents too, which lead to providing a sense for victor that he is sublime character, in other words, victor's father was resembled as "small" figure who do not know how to impose his control on his family. Thus, his father could not prove himself as role model, which produced in victor the sense of self-admiration and to define himself as a leading

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