Frankenstein: The Life Of Abandoned Children

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Abandoned, left to die with nowhere to go, Frankenstein's monster desperately searches for a savior and turns towards violence when the entire world alienates him due to his appearance. WIthout anyone to teach him about life, the monster learns the language, history, and culture of humans and becomes a better human his creator could ever become. While a victim of child abandonment, the monster still strives to live his life to the fullest, upending the doomed life of an abandoned child. Although left with short term psychological scars, abandoned children can still live fulfilling lives in the long term because abandoned children turn towards self determination to survive, and others who care about the children step in to provide the necessities…show more content…
The other side may argue that children require love and care which abandonment takes away; However, abandoned children receive that love and care from others who step up in their parents’ place. This happens because the Atlantic finds that “the best and only sure remedy has been the willingness of responsible, loving foster parents to open their arms and homes to [abandoned] children” (Atlantic). These foster parents provide the love and necessities for children as they effectively become the children’s parents. Not only do these foster parents help stop the effects of abandonment, but these parents also care for the children as their own, giving those children the same, or better, childhood any child would get. Abandonment never leaves children with nowhere to go, as people, as well as society, volunteer to care for those children. This care allows children to develop into adults with no negative effects of abandonment, allowing them to live fulfilling lives in the long term. Furthermore, foster care helps children make bonds with others because foster children must interact with other adults and children during their childhood. Because of this Nelson argues that “the children placed in foster care displayed dramatic improvements in making emotional attachments” (Source E). In foster care, abandoned children form connections with their parents and other children. As children learn to interact with others, they form the bonds that allow for both a prosperous childhood and adulthood. From these bonds, the children learn vital social skill and make relationships that can last for their entire lives. With these connections, abandoned children grow into outstanding adults who live their lives to the fullest. Thus, foster care allows abandoned
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