Self-Awareness In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Self-awareness is arguably the most fundamental issue in psychology, developmentally and evolutionary according to infant and child development specialist Dr. Philippe Rochat. From birth to age four or five a child will gradually form self-perception. Seeing and touching are ways in which a child perceives themselves through another’s eyes which is a very important time in a child’s life. Dr. Rochat as well claims that without the proper guidance and support, the process of self-perception becomes torturous for a child. Mary Shelley depicts the fight to perceive one’s self in her gothic novel Frankenstein, through the miseries of the Monster created by the central character of the novel, Victor Frankenstein. Mary Shelley has successfully shown
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