Theme Of Development In Frankenstein

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Frankenstiens monster is most frequently seen, as of course, a monster. In fact he is, but he has the mind and spirit of a developing human child. This behavior exhibits itself through the creatures fear of being alone and seeking attention and love, being completely unbiased and unjudgemental at the dawn of his creation, and his lack of knowledge of the world around him.
First, the creature tends to panic when alone and craves company as a child does. "While the need for relatedness is perhaps most clearly evident when discussing abnormal development, it is undoubtedly a fundemental part of normal development as well. Our daily lives are governed by a need to be accepted by others, to be valued and affirmed by them. Children are forever seeking approval from their parents and peers." In fact a lot of the creatures violent tendencies can be blamed on Victor not being there in his early developing stages. "It was dark when I awoke; I felt cold also, and half frightened, as it were instinctively finding myself so desolate (page 90)." Also in the book the creature seeks affection from Felix and his family, In fact a main theme in the novel is the creatures isolation and how he wishes so desperately for companionship and acceptance.
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Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluable by the annihalition of one of us (page 86)." Thr creature also in later chapters wishes for a wife of his own to fulfill his loneliness " I am alone and miserable: ,man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create (page 129)." There are many instances in the novel where the creature desires
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