The Influence Of Nature Vs. Nurture In Frankenstein

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Nature is the predetermined traits that people are born with, while nurture is the influence that affects people after they’re born. The debate surrounding Nature V. Nurture is how much of a person’s traits is predetermined and how much is influenced by the environment. Mary Shelley's believes in nurture more than nature.
Victor Frankenstein has certain traits that he’s born with. Frankenstein is born into a prestigious, wealthy family. Being born into prominent family means that Frankenstein is set to follow a path to success, without much work. Victor is born with natural curiosity. He seems to exhibit this want for power and it’s evident in his creations.
Early events in Frankenstein’s life influence his decisions later on. After reading a book by Cornelius Agrippa, Victor expressed interest in Agrippa’s theories. Frankenstein’s father sees him reading the book and tells him, “My dear Victor, do not waste your time upon this; it is …show more content…

There are many signs that happen in Frankenstein’s early life that’ll deflect him from pursuing his original studies, such as, his father not explaining why Victor shouldn’t read the book by Agrippa, the storm that he’s fasciated from and after he discovers the tree that was struck by lightening the night before. While, the Monster is traumatized after being abandoned by Victor. The Monster wants to be validated and loved by Victor. His need for validation leads him to seek it out whenever he can, though it proves to be disastrous.
Overall, Shelley believes in nurture. Frankenstein is born into a wealthy family and has a natural curiosity. Whereas, the Monster is abandoned by his creator. There are signs the defer Victor from his original studies and lead him to creating his Monster. The horrible treatment leads the Monster to his bleak outlook on society. These societal and environment surroundings influenced both Frankenstein and his

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