The Role Of Education In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In “Frankenstein” Mary Shelley writs about a curious scientist who wants to test nature’s bounds by creating a superhuman. Victor ultimately succeeds in creating this giant creature from putting together dead human body parts. The creature in a way resembles a young child trying to find his way into the world. Sadly without the guidance of a parental figure such as Victor, who abandons the creature out of fear, causes the creature to take a long, dark path for the rest of his life. The creature is seen as morally ambiguous because of his reasoning behind his actions to kill people. This shows that education can affect how people grow up. When the creature is first brought into existence Victor is so disgusted by his creation that he runs up to his room. The creature follows Victor and gives Victor a smile while mumbling some …show more content…

The creature was never taught anything by someone else. He learned by reading books and by observing the family in the cottage. The creature did not know what was the moral thing to do he just acted out of kindness in him. But when the people around him start to shut him out and treat him like he was a monster and not a person the creature gave into the reputation. The constant fear he gave people made him angry since all he wanted was a family and love. If Victor or someone had taught the creature the right way maybe he would have been purely good but without any guidance or someone showing him the way the creature became lost and followed a dark path that he thought was right. In conclusion, the creature is morally ambiguous because of his reasons behind the murders he committed and the lack of education he had may have led to that. The creature’s character shows how education can affect the way someone grows up such as becoming a killer because no one is there to teach you how wrong murder is and that there are other ways to deal with

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