Lack of Father Figure in "Frankenstein"
This paper analyzes Mary Shelley's Frankenstein's mistakes when dealing with his creation, including his lack of parental instincts and neglect of responsibility.
# 64850 | 2,230 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005 |
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Throughout this paper specific quotes are noted in order to analyze Frankenstein's mistakes throughout the story. It shows how Victor Frankenstein neglects any responsibilities regarding his creation and by denying him love, an education and a companion in society, Victor retains the blame for the monster's crimes. Although the monster did physically commit the crimes he is accused of, he would not have become violent if Victor had nurtured him. The analysis of Frankenstein is based on the Penguin Classics addition of "Frankenstein", using the edition published in 1992.
From the Paper:"In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley tells a gripping tale of unimaginable events in which a number of dead body parts are brought to life through one man's obsession with knowledge and science. Victor Frankenstein becomes engrossed with the idea of bringing life to an inanimate object, but never realizes the obligations he will have to the monster. Although Victor initially dedicates a large portion of his life to creating his masterpiece, he spends more of his life fearing and fighting his monster. Victor appears to disregard any responsibility he has for his creation and only feels guilt in unleashing such a monster, rather than guilt in abandoning the monster. Instead of taking liability for the being he has brought to life, Victor deserts the individual and indirectly transforms the innocent creature into a monster. Victor neglects any responsibilities regarding his creation and by denying him love, an education, and a companion in society, Victor retains the blame for the monster's crimes."
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