Human Behavior In Frankenstein

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Throughout the years, psychologists have proposed many theories to explain or justify human behavior. Sometimes they justify the things people do by genetic predisposition or “human nature”. But the true explanation of human behavior is life. Aside from mental illness, everyone’s actions can be explained by the interactions they see and the interactions they have, for human behavior is only observable in a social context. Comparatively, the monster’s actions in the book directly result from the things he has seen and the interactions he has had. To contextually understand the nature of the monster’s actions, he has to be observed as a baby or small child despite the size and aperance of his body. If the monster’s creation is his birth, the …show more content…

When raising a child, it is imperative that the child receives care and affection to develop proper emotional skills. The monster did not receive that. As soon as he was created, he was immediately rejected by Victor. Victor's lack of empathy and mental state made him completely unable to connect with the monster. Victor did not even give him a name, which is the most fundamental aspect of humans identity. Without a name or a identity, the monster was left to find his identity on his own. A this time in the story the monster represent a teenager, struggling to find its identity and decide if the version it sees of itself is the version it …show more content…

You can look at the version of yourself that is presented to you by your parents or the version of you presented to you by society. Frankenstein looked to both of those places and both of those places rejected him. As soon as he was created Victor ran out of the room horrified of monsters appearance. Every human he has come in contact with has ran away from him or rejected him except for the blind man. Usually things that are rejected by society are bad things, so the monster played the role of the bad thing. He did bad things, killed people, and treated Victor poorly. He killed out of revenge from him mind state. The monster had the knowledge of a man with mindset of a teenager. Teenagers have trouble seeing positivity in the future, and the answers they find are usually inappropriate for the situation. Similarly the monster murdering people close to Victor to hurt him was inappropriate for the situation. Although the monster understood the implications of his actions, they could’ve been prevented if it wasn’t for Victor. There aren’t many good choices Victor could’ve made to prevent the monster from feeling rejected other than not creating him but he could’ve at least shown him compassion. Victor aborted the one thing that would’ve supported him with his scientific endeavors and had no knowledge of a taboo nature of his

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