Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is a story that explores issues of isolation,
Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and domestic affection
Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is a story that explores issues of isolation, domestic affection and the many hardships of society, it was published in 1818. Mary shelly wrote the book two years before but had problems getting it published, as women did not have the power to publish novels, it was the males in society who had the power to publish novels at the time. During the time Mary shelly was writing the novel there had been a French revolution overseas in America and the Declaration of independence had been instated.
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"bestowed on them by Heaven," like a gift from God. Everything in his life revolves around him, and the only thing that really matters in the world, as he perceives it, is himself and his happiness.
We can explore this debate and different domestic affections through the treatment of victor from his parents, and then Victor’s treatment of the creature.
Victor childhood is somewhat idealistic it is the perfect family structure and bond between the parents and the Victor the child. .
Victor, as the first child, spent the first years of his life as an only child, born into an aristocratic family and showered with affection. “I remained for several years their only child”, his parents drew “inexhaustible stores of affection from a every mine of love to bestow upon me”. This shows that Victor’s family care for him so much. They want to do everything in their power to make him feel safe and happy. This shows great love and domestic affection for
Victor. Victor does not show love and domestic affection to the creature after he has given it life he just abandons it without some one to look after it and care for it as Victor’s family has