It was a fact that the individual had the monstrous experience and as the society insulted and discarded him at each point. Frankenstein is expected to implement the certain behavior that is considered monstrous as a result the society is absolutely to blame in determining his behavior. The approach of the society as he was discarded and treated as a monster, he later became one. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, society repeatedly regards Victor's creation as a monster, at every point. Frankenstein is a novel having a close correlation to Mary Shelley’s own life experiences which can be seen in the revelation of Walton and Victor who share characteristics with Mary Shelley’s husband Percy Shelley.
Another way familial corruption is caused by the absence of fathers is portrayed by Shakespeare and Williams is through the characterization of the family members left behind. In The Glass Menagerie, Amanda Wingfield lives in the shadow of her past and is obsessed with the idea of gentlemen callers for her daughter. This concern for her daughter is rooted more in Amanda’s own interest, however, and has a detrimental effect on their relationship. “Once we analyse how Amanda manipulates maternity, a factor more fundamental than nostalgia will begin to emerge. This principle is self-consciousness.”
Levin does not even know how he feels about his own son, due to the pain he caused his wife while coming into the world. However, Levin was able to clear up his feelings when he finds out his wife and baby son are stuck in a storm and he thought they were dead. Kitty, his wife, was able to address his feelings by saying “‘Well, I’m glad you’re beginning to love him,’” (Tolstoy et al. 814). In addition to Levin’s conflicting feelings, there’s also Dolly’s struggle to stay with Stiva for her kids after Stiva reveals his infidelity.
The Chilling Tale of Education Frankenstein by Mary Shelley was a chilling frame story about a young scientist named Victor Frankenstein that follows his passion to gain knowledge about life and death. He creates a monster, which is never given a name, and while at first he 's extremely proud of his creation it 's soon changes and he grows to hate it and then abandons it. The monster as seen in the novel is left alone and learns everything that he needs in his life on his own from basic survival to language and even learns about his emotions. He learns from an early age that he was not like and brother he was feared other people around him. As the story moves on briefly how he learned through observation and experimentation.
To compare, Faulkner shares a slice of evidence as to why Emily has an uncontrollable obsession for the dead, “After her father 's death she went out very little; after her sweetheart went away, people hardly saw her at all.” (Faulkner) Given these points, her father becomes arrogant and isolates her from society, or anyone who is willing to take Miss Emily from him. When her father, the only man in the world who has loved her,
Catherine is most affected by this loss. According to Howard, Martin, Berlin and Gunn (2012), this absence could be seen as key to the instability of familial ties. Such instability is particularly obvious in the growing gap between Mr. Earnshaw and his children. In the beginning Mr. Earnshaw is introduced as a kind father, asking his children what to bring for them from Liverpool, however, after his wife’s death Mr. Earnshaw is unable to understand Jokes from his children and “Catherine, on her part, had no idea why her father should be crosser and less patient in his ailing condition” (Bronte, 2009, p.36). While Nelly assert that Mr. Earnshaw was a kindhearted father though he was rather severe and strict sometimes, this does not eliminate the fact his relationship with his children, following his wife’s death, was characterized by negligence and lack of understanding.
I had feelings of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn,’” (Shelley, 20.11). Victor denies the monster humanity because he is appalled by his features, and that’s what makes Victor the true monster. He made early judgement on who the monster was before the monster could speak because he was terrifying, and society had made him believe that if it were different it was dangerous. Even when the monster promised to leave society forever if he were only given someone to love, to feel normal, the idea that anything outside their realm of societal norms being allowed to continue existing was just too much for Victor.
What’s a man without his family? The most influential factor in anyone’s young life is their family, but all families are not created equal. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley provides an interesting commentary on how families should raise their children. This text compares two families with drastically different parenting styles. Throughout the text Mary Shelly suggests that a structured “formal” education is corruptive, while a more natural education is favorable.
The concept of parenthood introduces the role of the father or other parental figure to the upbringing and development of a child. Shelley herself had a difficult childhood cause of the marital involvement of her father and the beliefs he and his new wife held. Her step-mother appeared jealous of Mary for her intelligence and her father was a difficult man, this resulted in Mary’s emotional deprivation towards her family(x). Within Frankenstein the similarities between Shelley’s parents and upbringing match remarkably to Victor Frankenstein and his monster’s childhood. Both Shelley and Victor were born into intellectual families.
Many people die from neglect much like Gregor did in the story. Gregor transformed into an insect-like creature and from then he was neglected which eventually lead to the reason he died. Danielle was extremely neglected by her mother and that affected the way she grew up. Danielle was malnourished and had insect bites from head to toe. When Danielle was finally taken in to receive help, she didn't know how to act around other people.
The Significance of Family in Frankenstein The role of family is a reoccurring theme throughout Mary Shelley’s epistolary novel Frankenstein and the idea that family has significant role in one's life is evident. In addition, Mary Shelley’s life is also alluded to in many ways throughout her novel such as the death of her mother and her trip to the Swiss Alps with Percy Shelley. The sequence of unfortunate events throughout the book suggest the idea that the disconnect to one's family causes emotional turmoil that he or she cannot overcome.
Victor is to be blamed for numerous incidents throughout the story. First, Victor is to blame because of his desire to create life. If it wasn’t for his desire, he would have never created the monster. Second, Victor is to blame because he abandoned his monster because he got so scared of his unpleasant appearance. If Victor spent a little bit of time with the monster and taught him the correct behavior for life, then maybe the monster wouldn’t have been so unstable.
In the book Frankenstein, Mary Shelley used distinctive techniques to draw the reader in and find themselves to be similar, as well as dissimilar, to characters in at least one way. Shelley knew how to tie some characters together, even if they seemed to be complete opposites. Victor contrasted with the monster he created is one of the most prominent examples of her work. Throughout the book, some similarities and differences between the Victor and the monster consist of their relations to nature, desire for family, the reactions of those around them, and as well as their reactions to difficult situations. Frankenstein is beautifully written and deserves all the recognition it receives.
Psychoanalysis of Victor Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein suffers from Pathological narcissism. Victor has a physical disregard for life and the feelings of others. Victory has a deep desire to be at “the center of things and is served by extreme self-confidence, a combination that makes narcissists attractive and even charming” (Vogel) .
In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein's scientific mind helped him to create a living creature by sewing together and reanimating parts of previously dead human, But because of how the creature looked he rejected it when he succeeded at bringing it to life. The creature grew up without any parental affection or guidance. Growing up like this can cause major emotional complications later in life. Through the actions of murdering Victor’s family and loved ones the creature shows his desire for revenge against Victor for abandoning him. At the end of the book the creature has come face to face the death of his creator, instead of feeling rejoice for the death of the man he tortured and hunted down, he feels sorrow and