The Attachment Theory In Frankenstein

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John Bowlby 's attachment theory established that an infant 's earliest relationship with their caregivers decides the development of the child, this bond between the infant and his caregiver has a big influence that remains throughout the child 's life. Poor attachment develops negative growth in which the infants have not maintained trust with their caregivers and that will lead to mistrust later in life. The classic gothic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley describes the relationship between Victor Frankenstein and his creature as a critical relationship which is full of darkness, obscurity and climacteric. In my paper I will argue, that the monster 's crimes are implemented as a reaction to the lack of relationship with a caregiver when he was created. This will be supported with a reference to attachment theory.
Attachment theory established an infant 's earliest relationship with their primary caregiver shaped their development and reflects on their self-esteem (Bowlby, 129), according to Bowlby, the development of attachment affected by the relationship with the caregiver in early age (birth to age 6 weeks), and then the child grows older and begin to understand his parent 's feelings. Also, he needs to develop a relationship with at least one primary caregiver for the child 's successful social, psychological, and emotional development. In insecure or avoidant attachment the infant is "indifferent and seems to avoid the mother or the primary caregiver, they are as

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