Theme Of Guilt In Frankenstein

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The fact that Spiegelman decides to shade the character’s black in the last panel reveals that there is something that can not be said in public. Vladek, himself even says “‘I don 't want you should mention,’” showing that he really did not want the story to go out to the public. However, Artie does not really care because he is so focused on telling his father’s story in chronological order that he disregarded and rebelled on his father’s implore of not putting the story in the book.Artie rebels by putting the story of Lucia Greensburg in the book, which Artie will feel bad when talking to the reporters:

Artie feels guilty for putting his father’s story with his interactions with Lucia out to the public because when he was asked by the reporters “‘What message that you want
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The book shows this guilt through the father-son relationship because while the father feels guilty of surviving the Holocaust, which is projected through his parenting, Artie is guilty for not being able to fulfill the needs of his father. This theme of guilt connects to Frankenstein by Mary Shelley because the creator, Victor, feels guilty for creating such a beast that would go around and kill his family members. Victor, the creator, will always carry this guilt, which eventually kills him, of killing his family because the monster acted out of unrequited love from Victor and the monster decided to project that unrequited love on to Victor’s family.Similarly, Vladek, the creator, feels guilty for surviving the Holocaust and he projects that on to his son, Artie, who also feels guilty for not being the best son that he can be and that is why he rebels.Artie did not understand that: “Love sometimes can never be shown, but you have to feel the love”, until the end, when both of his parents

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