Frankenstein Abuse Quotes

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shield, nor console him, Victor is responsible for the abuse in which the monster felt, which attributed to his violent and murderous nature. When they meet again, the monster confesses out of anger to William’s murder, telling Victor that he is malicious because he is miserable and asks him “am I not shunned and hated by all mankind?” (Shelley 174). We see the toll of the psychological trauma in the monster’s speech. Though he is young still in terms of years on earth, he knows that he is hated and will never accepted by man. He goes on to tell Victor that he would not call it murder if he could kill him, asking him how could he respect a man that wishes to condemn him (Shelley 175). The parent-child relationship is unconditionally severed …show more content…

From a child’s perspective, when a promise is made it must be kept. This is a severe violation of the little trust the monster had left in Victor and in mankind. Emotionally abusive parents often make promises that the know the will not and cannot keep. This manipulation causes extreme “anxiety, depression and resentment” in children when abusive parents “pathologically or compulsively” lie (Pearl 2017). The monster displays this after his father breaks his promise and destroys the second creature, causing the monster to swear revenge on Victor’s wedding night and going on to kill Henry. The moral violation of a lie is but one factor, but the lifechanging consequences of the lie is the abusive stimuli that sends the monster on to the murderous rampage that goes on to kill Henry and then Elizabeth. The monster knows that Victor is the only one that could bring him companionship and love in this cruel and hateful world. Victor’s actions show that he will never afford the monster the capacity to love and achieve happiness. Broken and without reason for existence, the monster will forever be lost to …show more content…

It examines the effects of childhood abuse and neglect on later healthiness and mental well-being reflects the Victor-monster relationship in the modern era. The ACE score, a total sum of categories of abuse, is used to assess the cumulative stress on a child. The study reveals a “graded dose-response” relationship between an increased ACE score and negative health and well-being throughout one’s life (CDC). Because Victor insulted & humiliated, society assaulted and wounded, and the monster lived alone with no feelings of love and importance, he would have rated relatively high in this study (ACE). This is assuming society as a pseudo-parental entity, that teaches and influences in the absence of Victor. Among multiple consequences examined, the study shows the graded dose-response between the scores and chronic depression, the risk of perpetrating violence, and the likelihood of a suicide attempt. Although it is obvious the depression and violence were already demonstrated by the monster in the novel, we assume he is suicidal when he leaves Captain Walton’s ship to build a funeral pyre and die (Shelley

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