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
Every action the monster takes reflects back on Victor, the one who invented him and then abandoned him at birth. Victor realizes how “[he] loved [Henry] with a mixture of affection and reverence that knew no bounds, yet [he] could never persuade [himself] to confide in [Henry]” (Shelley 55). The monster Victor created is pushing him away from Henry since Victor left his creation feeling useless, just like an archetypal evil-doer would to anyone. Victor is keeping his monster a secret as well as everything he knows about “awakening the dead”. This doesn’t seem like the smartest thing to do especially when there are people who’re oblivious to the monster roaming the streets.
There is one big question in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley that everyone asks and that is “Who is more human, Frankenstein or his creation?” and the answer to that is his creation. The reason the creation is more human than Frankenstein is because Frankenstein is neglectful and cruel to his creation. Frankenstein does not take any responsibility for his creation and acts like his creation is nothing to him. Frankenstein condemns the creature to loneliness and persecution. The creature is not a monster in his own eyes, he is acting the way he is based off how he has been treated.
The novel Frankenstein outlines the loss of innocence best through two characters, Frankenstein and his monster. Innocent characters would have lived and the monster would have never wanted revenge if Frankenstein had not rejected him. When Frankenstein lost his innocence, the family and friends in his hometown became endangered. Frankenstein losing his innocence also resulted in the creation of a monster, whom took his anger out on the people Frankenstein loved. The downfall of Victor Frankenstein resulted in the destruction of his own creation and the deaths of innocent people he held close to his heart.
Technology is abused throughout the novel, Frankenstein. Mary Shelly describes that bringing the dead back to life is morally wrong and a lot of responsibility. In my point of view, technology is used for cloning, which is also wrong because there could be many issues clones can turn on the creators. Clones can also use the identity of the host for evil purposes. Human engineering is also wrong in how they used it in My Sister's Keeper, one becoming the provider and the parasite eating from the provider.
A big reflection of modern day society is the lack of taking ownership of ones decisions. Frankenstein could have saved Justine from execution by standing up and confessing about the creature he created, but was more worried about what people thought of him instead of doing the right thing. Is the creature entirely to blame for the murders or should society take some
“Like Adam, I was created apparently united by no link to any other being in existence; but his state was far different from mine in every other respect. (84)” He realized that he has a creator that does not want him. He realized that he had not gained any knowledge from his Maker. Frankenstein was alone, but he put all these things that he learned into an opinion that lead him to destroy his creator 's life. In Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” the main theme is the pursuit of unnecessary knowledge.
In David Rettew’s TED talk, “Child Temperament: How We Start to Become Ourselves,” he defines what child temperament is, where it came from, how it could be developed over time, and how parents should respond to their children’s temperaments (Rettew, 2015). Children contain different temperaments, such as being anxious, angry, or calm (Rettew, 2015). According to twin studies, 50-60 percent of temperament is genetics, while the rest of the percentage comes from other influences, such as from the environment (Rettew, 2015). The type of environment a child is exposed to could influence a child’s temperament by them adapting certain traits to test if they are a good fit for that environment (Rettew, 2015). There is a correlation between the environment
As human beings we come to this world with a certain characteristic or nature that lays a foundation for the environment to work on as we are growing up. As human beings, throughout life we are exposed to different things in our environment, and our nature starts to change as a result of trying to adapt to the environment. Hence, my argument that nurture having a bigger impact on behavior than nature comes from an evolutionary idea of environmental selection. Evolution tells us that every organism faces environmental pressure or a selection pressure, and in order to survive organisms need to be able to adapt. An individual even though born with a certain nature, will most probably have a change in nature at some point in their life time due to environmental pressures.
The creature’s emotional anguish caused him to snap and proves that he has a very complex human mind. Frankenstein succeeded in creating a human, but he “made” him a monster by depriving and failing to care for his most basic human needs. A reader of Frankenstein comes away with a very different image of the creature than what is accepted by society. The creature becomes human-like to most readers and while his monstrous crimes are not excusable; they are
That neither of his sisters could give him any information as to his age. That the only means he has in knowing his age is the information given to him by his father and mother, when he was living at home. That he never saw his mother again after