Parental Neglect In Frankenstein Analysis

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Hypothesis: Parental neglect is the reasons behind the monsters and Victor Frankenstein 's behaviour. Frankenstein is a book reminiscent of Mary Shelley’s own life.
After reading various texts and the book ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley, I have arrived to the conclusion that parental neglect is the sole reason behind the monster 's vicious behaviour. I also hypothesize that Frankenstein is a book reminiscent of Shelley’s own life. I have found many pieces of texts which further analyse the ideas of neglect in detail. The supporting texts which validate my hypothesis are Shaunessey Simmonds ‘Frankenstein’, ‘Parents Responsibly to their Children’, ‘Presentation of Criticism’ by Laura Claridge, ‘Victor Frankenstein
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She discusses the psychological effects of physical neglect on the monster’s mind and the hatred caused by Victor’s abandonment. “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”. A product of dead bodies, the monster was as ugly as a “mud fence”. For his face was like a dropped meat pie and his skin was yellow and pale. It is no wonder the sight of him would scare the devil out of the masses? But how could society be accepting of the monster, when even the monsters father turned from him in disgust. Such is the consequence of playing god, that even the brightest minds on the planet cannot stop the inevitable …show more content…
Victor Frankenstein ‘As a Child Abuser ' is a text which endorses Victor as the perpetrator and the monster as the victim. The author voices his opinion, stating that he/she has enough evidence to convict Victor for multiple counts of murder in the court of law as he created the life that was responsible for taking the lives of many innocent people. The author carries on demonstrating that the monster had no control over his actions and it was parental neglect that forced the monster’s hand to resort towards murder and injustice.
Moreover, he/she speculates that if anyone deserves to be called a ' monster, ' it’s Victor himself. And I agree. In my view, the monster shouldn’t be criticized because all accountability of the tragic events lye with Victor, for his inattention to his creation was the cause of the monstrosity that followed. I support the writer’s perspective on responsibility and neglect. 'Frankenstein as a Child Abuser ' reinforces my hypotheses in every

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