Motivation In Frankenstein

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INTRODUCTION In Literature, the product of an author’s mind, when it is related to fiction, often represents an alternative reality created by that person. It can be understood as a dream originated by the author’s wills of a different life, perhaps that makes the reader travel because of the story, going to places or seeing things or even be a different creature that they wouldn’t be able to in real life. In regard of that, some theories expose that fiction can also be understood as an author’s inferiority complex, expressing something that they wished to be in real life, and writing it in order to feel superior. In Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley, it’s possible to witness this kind of evolution, but in its character,…show more content…
However, what Frankenstein was trying to accomplish, was only known by him, in the sense that he didn’t tell other people about it. He also highlights his beliefs, before putting his theory in action, saying that. With the quotation from above, it is noticeable what Alfred Adler called the “motivations” in his theory of individuality psychology. Accordingly to MS Carley (2015), Adler’s (1930) theory is that a person views “motivation as a quest for success and superiority”. In that sense, Frankenstein’s motivation to do things were not, particularly, in the accomplishments to improve the world or science itself but it was, rather, in what his experiences would make him feel satisfied or fulfilled when it came to what he was studying. Frankenstein isolates himself from his family and friends, in order to finish his work and feel the superior with the achievement of something new to the world, never before seen. However, the fulfilment felt after being able to give life to something dead is short lived. His feelings of feeling superior because he did something no one had done before ends very fast, as it will be comment
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