Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein Essay

1057 Words Oct 3rd, 2014 5 Pages
Some people believe they can choose their family, but the truth is this: as much of a debt they think their family owes them, they owe their family just as much; as much as they believe they are plagued with the misfortune of having those people so close in their lives, the feeling is often mutual. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a novel focused on Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who aims to create life, but does not foresee the consequences. He neglects his creation as well as his family in the process, which leads to several heart breaking deaths, and leaves him with too many regrets. Shelley makes the argument through Victor’s story to say how important, however difficult it is, to take responsibility of a person’s actions in all aspects of the word including scientific responsibility, social responsibility, and parental responsibility. A parent not only has to care their child, but for their family as well because it is not something to forget, but to treasure, to care for, and to be fully responsible for at all times of a person’s life; family is forever. As Victor becomes intrigued with the creation of life in his own home, he finds himself also “doomed by slavery to toil in the mines” (41). He is “deeply... engrossed in [his] occupation,” but continues using his anxiety as well as the scientific success possible as motivation (40). Although he has prospered in his endeavors, he abandons his work as a failure as a result of its appearance. Victor does not understand…

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