The Theme Of Nature Vs. Nurture In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In the relevant debate topic of Nature vs. Nurture, the Monster’s character in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is heavily influenced toward the nurture side of the argument. The Monster’s nurture is how he was raised. The Monster wasn't raised by anyone or anything, and had no experience with loving and affection.
The Monster was the depressed creation of Victor Frankenstein. Pleased with his accomplishment, Victor states, “No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards, like a hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success…..”(50). Not knowing what was to come, Victor had no thought of how the Monster was going to be like in his actions, Victor didn’t know the Monster would end up killing William and frame Justine for it. During the tragic event such as the killing of William the Monster executes this task by stating, “Urged
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The creature was as helpless as a baby, he had no sense of right and wrong. His nature did not help him very much, by making him feel dreadful about himself, the people around him felt the same exact way he felt about them. The themes nature and nurture fit into the argument of the growth and actions of the Monster, they both play a crucial role in the Monster's murderous temper. The Monster’s general personality was all he sees and hears around him, which connects to the concept of nature . He copies what others do around him; like a baby, he can only act in ways he has been self-taught. If Victor Frankenstein had spent more time with the “baby”, the monster would not of done the evil and devastating things to mankind. Showing Victor’s love, and make the monster feel safe and secure would have made the Monster less barbaric in his actions. Victor could have prevented the Monster’s turn towards a murderous future and protect him from the people of the world around him. Both Nature and Nurture fit into the Monsters wretched attitude and abominable
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