Importance Of Family In Frankenstein

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One family that displays supportive love in Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, is the Frankenstein family. This family has two parents that love each other and believe that their children can do no harm. The Frankenstein's provide their children with everything they need, from a quality education to enjoyable family memories as they travel Switzerland. On one of these family vacations Victor, the oldest son, discovers science books written by Cornelius Agrippa, that talk about unimaginable objects like the scourer's stone. This is where Victor develops an obsession with creating life. So, when he goes off to university and discovers that his childhood science books are fairy tales, due to the modern scientific studies like chemistry, Biology and early genetics. However, Victor does not forget about Cornelius' theories on the science of his past, instead, he combines both forms of science to create a horrifying monster. Love is the affection an individual will only receive from a family unit if the individual is innocent and pretty. The Frankenstein family are not the only characters…show more content…
He is loved and adored by his prominent family, who think the world of the innocent beautiful child. Which blinds the family from seeing how monstrous the child is on the inside. However, when the Monster tells Victor about William the reader is able to see the whole child; William cries out "Monster! Ugly wretch! You wish to eat me and tear me to pieces – You are an ogre" (Shelley 124). The monster's only communication with the boy so far is to tell him that he was not going to be harm, yet young William responds with insults. Even William, the youngest character in the novel, has fallen victim to the prejudices of love. William was a curl brat that gave no one a chance, yet he was loved and adored by his family. Only because he was the pretty young innocent with a family to shower him with
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