Examples Of Psychoanalysis In Frankenstein

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Frankenstein Psychoanalysis In “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, we can understand Victor Frankenstein and the Monster’s behavior by using psychoanalysis. Victor and the Monster go through major conflicts throughout the novel because of their inquisitive and unyielding nature. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is an excellent example of psychoanalysis because of the characters, Victor Frankenstein and the Monster. Using psychoanalysis helps us understand and get into to the minds of the characters. An example of psychoanalysis is when we see both of the characters conflicts and the fears that the Monster goes through when he realizes that he is different and has the capability to feel. Victor was raised by a loving family who cared for him, his father and mother were both very loving and kind to Victor and even adopted a girl named Elizabeth. Victor talks about his parents by stating “My mother's tender caresses, and my father's smile of benevolent pleasure while regarding me, are my first…show more content…
When the Monster learns that people fear him and can’t seem to understand him, his attitude changes. The Monster becomes livid throughout the novel and unyieldingly seeking revenge on humans and most importantly Victor. "You must create a female for me with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being. This you alone can do, and I demand it of you as a right which you must not refuse to concede” (Shelley 174) he tells Victor to create another Monster, a female companion that he could identify himself with. When Victor breaks his deal with the Monster to create his female companion, the Monster continues to take away the things Victor cares about
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