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Frankenstein: Parents' Responsibility to Their Children

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Shaunessey Simmonds

on 4 January 2013

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Parents have a responsibility to give their children a loving and nurturing upbringing and this obligation increases for children with special needs. If the child is neglected it can lead to feelings of loneliness, psychopathic behavior and hatred towards the parent(s). Frankenstein: Parents' Responsibility to Their Children Argument 1 Quotation for Argument 1
and Analysis Argument 2 Argument 3 Quotation for Argument 2 and Analysis Quotation for Argument 3 and Analysis Frankenstein's loneliness is due to Victor's lack of care for the monster's appearance and abandoning him, therefore leading to a frightening appearance and lack of socialization skills, which ultimately isolates him completely. "Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance. Satan had his companions, fellow-devils, to admire and encourage him; but I am solitary and abhorred." (Shelly, 156) Due to Victor's neglect and abandonment of his monster, the monster commits evil acts to gain vengeance with no thought of the acts he is committing beforehand and no remorse afterwards. Essentially he is displaying signs of psychopathic personality disorder. '"Frankenstein! You belong to my enemy-to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim."
'The child still struggled, and loaded me with epithets which carried despair to my heart; I grasped his throat to silence him, and in a moment he lay dead at my feet.' (Shelly, 171) Since Victor left his monster totally alone without
any positive human contact or basic knowledge, the monster has grown an intense hatred for Victor. The monster's hatred for Victor only grew after discovering the true role of a creator and seeing love between the De Lacy family "I was alone. I remembered Adam's supplication to his Creator. But where was mine? he had abandoned me: and, in the bitterness of my heart, I cursed him." (Shelly, 157) Analysis Victor made his appearance is so hideous (as described by Victor) that he can be considered as having special needs
Because Victor then abandoned and neglected his duties as the monster's 'parent', he was not taught to socialize (on top of his appearance) and therefore is totally isolated Discussion Question:
Do you think the monster's story most resembles Lucifer's or Adam's? Analysis The monster showed no remorse after killing an innocent child, even clapping his hands excitedly afterward
He has never had full contact with a human and feels abandoned, since he cannot express his feelings to another human, his response is to take vengeance on Victor anyway he can, even indirectly Discussion Question:
How much do you think Frankenstein is responsible for William's death? Analysis Discussion Questions:
Do you think all of the monster's actions were for revenge or were some based purely on evil? Because Victor left the monster with such a lonely existence, the monster hated him and even vowed to get revenge.
Victor created him and is the monster's parent in a sense. The monster curses Victor for making him so hideous and then abandoning him and surrendering all of his parental responsibilities Thanks for Watching! Any Questions? Overview The monster feels lonely due to Victor's neglect and abandonment
Because of the neglect he received directly after his creation and throughout his life, he developed psychopathic personality traits
The monster's hatred for Victor only grew after discovering the true role of a creator and seeing love between the De Lacy family
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