Frankenstein: Lack of Parenting Parenting is needed in every child’s life. It is one of the most important things that will help a child grow. In the same way though, children need good parenting. Parents need to love their children and show them right from wrong. Without care from a parent, children may feel lost or lonely like the monster did in Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein. Shelley analyzes the psychology of parenting through Victor Frankenstein and his creation, the monster, by comparing their behavioral and psychological development as a result of the parenting they receive in their childhood. Because Victor was loved and had a great childhood, he was able to grow as a person, psychologically and emotionally. As though Victor had a good childhood, …show more content…
Victor had two loving parents that gave him everything he ever needed or wanted to fulfill his physiological and emotional needs. Since Victor did not do this for his monster, the monster would kill all of Victor’s family and friends that he loved which would bring destruction to Victor’s life. For the rest of his days, Victor would go on a search for his monster to destroy it or die trying. Unlike Victor, the monster was never loved because of the way he looked. He was left alone, even by his creator, and lived a miserable life always escaping people that would “attacked [him], until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons” (Shelley). This caused a lot of anger for the monster, and he would then release this anger onto Victor to make him pay for abandonment. In the end Victor’s death was “caused by his creature” or really by “his own vengeful pursuit of it” (Lowe-Evans). The monsters death was through “self-immolation” because of the murders he committed to get back at Victor (Lowe- Evans). Both man and monster life was ended in cruel
“I shall relate events that impressed me feelings which, from what I was, have made me what I am” (Shelley 80). In the second volume Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, the monster’s story during his years of isolation shows the complexity of his character; this complexity makes him an enigma. In order to uncover the mysteries behind this enigma, we must analyze the factors that played a role in his development. Looking at the monster’s development, we can see parallels between the monster and feral children. Much like feral children, the monster was abandoned—during the early period of his life—and was placed under extreme circumstances, which he was forced to endure—having to fend for himself.
Mary Shelly 's classic novel, Frankenstein, is a dark tale that follows the life of a monster and its creator. As the story progresses, the reader notices that Victor and his creation have numerous similarities embedded into their characters. Both the monster and Victor are outcasts of society, their emotions are both affected by nature, and they are equally driven by a desire for revenge and a passion for knowledge. Toward the conclusion of the book, the 'monster ' and the 'victim ' are almost indistinguishable as Victor and his creation have become so similar. However, through comparing the characters ' traits, actions, and habits, the reader will discover the true monster in Frankenstein.
Mary Shelley uses her novel Frankenstein to analyze the idea of parenting. She compares the two main character's, Victor Frankenstein and his creature, social, mental, and emotional development throughout their childhood. Victor Frankenstein was raised in what he described as
When he confronts the monster, it forces him to create a female for him so that it wouldn’t feel so lonely. Because Victor refused to finish the monster, the monster killed his best friend, his wife, and caused victor's father so much grief, he also died. So Victor goes on a quest to find and trap the monster.
The Creature promises that he will leave Victor, his family, and all of humanity alone. He promises to move away and that Victor will never have to see him again. Victor contemplates on whether or not he will fulfill the Creature’s request, and decides that he is going to create a compainion for him. Victor begins creating a companion for the Creature, in the midst of his work Victor destroys the new creature in a fury of anger. He disposes of it in the water right in front of the Creature’s eyes, and tells the Creature he will not continue his work.
Mary Shelley was twenty-one years old when she wrote Frankenstein. Therefore, the effects of her parents were still fresh. That, combined with inspiration from her literary husband, created a large theme in her novel, the role of parents. Through the lack of caring progenitors in Frankenstein, Shelley is arguing that detached parents allow for a negative upbringing, therefore urging them to be present in one's life. The first hinting of the parent theme is Victor Frankenstein’s guardians.
Childhood is a time in a person’s life where the most growing occurs, not only physically but also mentally. The human brain is nourished and maintained by the love and affection children receive from both parents and it continues to do so for the rest of their lives. The creature’s inability to build up courage and try to interact with society as well as his constant questioning of his existence is a direct result of an inexistent childhood as well as the absence of a loving family. Frankenstein’s mother and Elizabeth were both orphans so he was well aware of the importance of love and nurturing for people of all ages, yet he denied the creature the opportunity to receive affection of any sort. “No father had watched my infant days, no mother had blessed me with smiles
The fact is, both victor and the monster show severe inequities in their characters’. It would appear at first that the monster has an underdeveloped and sinister character, but later we see the unprincipality of Victor. The actuality is that neither one nor the other have truly shown themselves to be of greater integrity than the other. There characters don’t develop, but they change altogether. Victor is not a person who is completely with himself, his mental state is extreme.
The author uses lots of quotes here to express how the monster is feeling but in between these quotes are the thoughts and view of Victor’s perspective. it makes it seem like Victor is scared of the monster and is starting to understand that the monster is truly upset that humans view him as such a hideous creature. As the monster continues his plea to Victor it appears as if the monster becomes more and more emotional and starts to show how similar he is to humans. At the beginning of the monsters plea to Victor, it seemed like victor was being selfish and was only thinking about the damage that the monster had done to his own family.
A human being is born neither good or bad. They are simply brought into the world without knowing anything. However, as they grow up, they will eventually create a mindset that has been developed from their various experiences in their lives. For example, a baby who was raised up in a hard-working environment, will eventually develop that same quality as they grow up. In the novel, Frankenstein, we are able to observe how a person’s character/personality is developed by the problems and experiences they have encountered.
“One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought.” A quote from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. This quote embodies one of the central themes of the story. How much knowledge can man obtain without jeopardizing himself or others In Frankenstein, How does knowledge affect a man? Victor the main protagonist creates a monster who begins to haunt his everyday life.
Effects of Parental Rejection In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein creates the creature. However, he immediately runs away because it was so hideous, abandoning his creation. After experiencing rejection from his creator, the creature feels resentful toward Victor, leading it to kill three of Victor’s close friends and family. Research has shown that the perceived parental rejection results in children growing up to be violent and depressed.
In her "Radical Adaptation: Hypertextuality, Feminism, and motherhood in Frankenstein,” French underlines one of the most prominent themes of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: In the absence of a motherly figure, an underdeveloped or inexperienced individual, whether it be a baby or, in the case of Frankenstein, a monster, will not be able to develop mentally in the same manner as an individual who grew up under the nourishment and care of a mother. According to both French and Shelley, the primary purpose of a motherly figure is to teach their offspring behavioral characteristics they typically could not learn on their own in their earlier years, such as distinguishing between right and wrong, preforming rudimentary actions such as walking and
To me, Victor was a stupid person. He did whatever he wanted, but he didn’t think about what will happen later in the future. The monster was created by Victor is very lonely because of Victor. He created the monster and he had the responsibility to take care of the monster. But what did he do?