My Father In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Victor Frankenstein, who is one of the major characters, is introduced in the novel as he is found floating in the sea half-frozen. He lives with his parents Alphonse Frankenstein and Caroline Frankenstein as well as his adopted sister, Elizabeth Lavenza, in Geneva. Caroline received the scarlet fever whom she got from Elizabeth while caring for her and later passes away. Frankenstein and Elizabeth loved and looked up to Caroline, but shortly after her death they began to look up to their father as a parental figure. “A new light seemed to dawn upon my mind; and, bounding with joy, I communicated my discovery to my father. My father looked carelessly at the title page of the book, and said, 'Ah! Cornelius Arippa! My dear Victor, do not waste your time upon this; it is sad trash.…… But the cursory glance my father had taken of my volume by no means assured me …show more content…

Providing an absence of a parental figure, Alphonse Frankenstein shows no interest to what Victor presented in front of him. Upset with his father’s lack of interest and support, Victor decided to take things to his own matter. He attended the University of Ingolstadt where he began his studies and soon after decided to create a monster which caused lots of misfortune to him. Alphonse represents William Godwin in a sense that he had no interest in Mary’s life which caused her to go through lots of traumatizing events. Relating this to Victor, due to the lack of parental figure, Victor was abandoned by his father and had to learn and face things the hard way. This resulted him to suffer from the death of his family, friend, and soon after himself. From the very beginning of the novel, Caroline wanted both Victor and Elizabeth to get marry to keep the family ties together. Distracted by his studies, Victor leaves Elizabeth and heads to Ingolstadt to pursue his passion forgetting about Elizabeth and his mother’s

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