Parenting In Frankenstein

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He questions why he is the only one alone, while other beings can have a mate. Frankenstein is showing signs of poor parenting. He doesn’t own up to his responsibility to alleviate the monster’s loneliness. The monster wants help, but gets denied by his own creator. Frankenstein fails to properly nurture his creation’s development. Consequently, the monster developed to show his hatred to other humans. The creature or monster was a successful experiment created by Frankenstein. Repulsed by his own owner, the monster had to fend for himself. Nature was the only thing that supported him. “After his initial rejections by people, the creature turns to nature for comfort. Reading history, literature, and the classics offer him education...Forging…show more content…
In the meantime, the monster came across another cottage in the forest. He observed the inhabitants and got to know more about the people living there. By the last name of De Lacy, he cherished them from afar and considered them to be his family. Mr. De Lacey, the father of the family, was found out to be blind. When the other left, he went into their cottage and introduced himself to the blind man. In verbal form, he began to be successful in getting a response after talking sympathetically. Unfortunately, his plan was ruined when the family returned home. The son denied him and started driving him away because of his horrid appearance (Bernatchez). “‘...how was I terrified, when I viewed myself in a transparent pool!...I became fully convinced that I was in reality the monster that I am...Alas! I did not yet entirely know the fatal effects of this miserable deformity’” (Shelley 94). Once the monster finally saw what he really looked like in the reflection, he was frightened. He fully understood why people were scared of him, but never knew the effects of his deformities. “...the ugliness signifies something beyond itself: Pain” (Bernatchez 211). Many of the people he encountered…show more content…
He thinks that he is apart of the human community and he is made from other humans, but the monster is entirely not human. His mind thinks that all “creatures” are alike. The monster’s appearance is out of the norm. It was impossible for him to not receive the treatment among man because the parts in which he was created by does not look human anymore. He is an abortion and an anomaly in society and his existence is extremely monstrous. It was very uncommon for the monster to exist in the world because no one would think Frankenstein's experiment was possible (“Mary”). Since the monster gained a personality and a sense of feeling, he expresses his feelings through actions and other influences. “Treat a person ill, and he will become wicked...divide him, a social being, from society, and you impose upon him the irresistible obligations- malevolence and selfishness” (“Mary” 27). If you treat someone badly, they will become the person you made them to be. The monster was bullied by the people just for the way he looks and later made him a bully to the humans. “The creature’s more heinous actions, for all intents and purposes, may make him a true monster, but it is important to note that he is not irretrievably so. He consistently displays the capacity and drive to be something
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