Genetic Characteristics In Frankenstein

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Genetics are influential on our personalities. Some may say that this is not true because there is no gene for personality. But it is believed by others that certain characteristics that create a persons personality are passed down through genes. Genes play an important part in determining personality traits, such as, social skills, self-control, and our learning ability. Some people may say that our environment we grow up in has more to do with our personality than our genetics. In the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart, a well-known study for the genetic basis for personality, it was found that characteristics of their personalities were largely controlled by genetics. In this study from 1979 to 1999, 350 pairs of twins, whether…show more content…
Victor Frankenstein made the monster in his on image. “God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance”, (Shelley 119). The monster did not look like Frankenstein but their personalities are similar. Another way they are similar is the monster feel alone, abandoned, unloved and revengeful because he is miserable and Victor eventually ends up feeling the exact same way. The monster says, “ I am miserable, and I shall share my wretchedness”, (Shelley 87). The monster wants to make someone else miserable because of all the hurt he feels. When the monster killed Frankenstein’s wife, after killing a lot of other people he cared for, Victor was sick and miserable. He died a lonely, bitter man just like the monster. Victor says, “ Alas! The strength I relied on is gone; I feel that I shall die soon, and he, my enemy and persecutor, may still be in being. Think not, Walton, that in the last moments of my existence I feel that burning hatred and ardent desire of revenge I expressed; but feel myself justified in desiring the death of my adversary,” (Shelley 207). Victor is still really angry but he doesn’t mind dying because of all the things that the monster has put him through. Frankenstein and the creature prove that genetics influence personality. Victor Frankenstein created the monster to be just like him. The creature did not look like him physically but he was like him inside. They both were miserable and just wanted to be wanted to be loved. Their vengeance for each other was the same as well. It seems that all the demons that was inside of Victor Frankenstein was manifested in the monster he
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