Locke And Rousseau In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Although every philosopher or writer has their own views and ideas, Locke and Rousseau seem to have a very heavy hand in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. Locke has the concept of a blank sheet of paper, which means that people are not born with ideas and views. Infants must be taught and must learn as they grow their brain will fill up with the knowledge they are taught. He stresses that a person's experiences are vital to the growth of themselves. Locke's theory inspired Shelley’s idea of the Frankenstein monster. A creature made with an empty mind and must educate himself, his experiences and encounters throughout his journey. Eventually, the monster developed a feeling of sadness and regret after he met the poor family and committed a
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