Nature And Nurture In Frankenstein

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The monstrosity of human nature is implied by Mary Shelley throughout the whole novel, which inspires us to think deeply about the meaning of ugliness, both external and internal. One major theme that pertains to the development of a being’s behavior and its relation to monstrosity is nature versus nurture. The two main characters of the novel, Victor Frankenstein and the creature, have an inborn nature that regulates their physical and behavioral traits; however, Frankenstein’s and the monster’s nurturing styles are completely different. How do nature and nurture affect their characters? Was it nature or nurture that made them monster vicious and ruthless and Victor greedy and selfish? Victor Frankenstein was born in one of the
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