Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

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Number 5: To begin with what is an individual? An individual is a single human being as distinct from a group, class, or family. According to a person’s nature and character can be impacted by their way of life, society, parental influences, freedom and isolation. These factors can be seen in Mary Shelley’s novel Victor Frankenstein. Does being a neglectful parent leads to someone being dangerous in society. Victor Frankenstein is Genevese by birth and he came from very privileged background. Victor describes his parents to have a positive influence on his life: “my mother’s tenderness caresses and my father’s smile of benevolent pleasure while regarding me are my first recollections” (Shelley #31). As Victor describes some…show more content…
The way he sees the world and how he lived in it, all ties together to his character thus, making him who he is Victor mentions, “I began the creation of a human being” (Shelley #53). Victor began constructing the creature after months of gathering and planning. Furthermore, Victor wants the creature to bless him as the creator and wants it to be very appreciative to him for his creation. However, the creature was built and Victor describes it to be as “I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God!”. (Shelley #58). Nevertheless, when Victor went away to the valley and feeling some form of isolation the creature was left to be on its own and thus followed Victor. Victor wanted to have a pleasant escape and remove all his grief. Suddenly Victor saw a figure of a man. “He approached; his countenance bespoke bitter anguish, combined with disdain and malignity, while its unearthly ugliness rendered it almost too horrible for human eyes”. (Shelley #104). Victor called the creature a devil and then said “do you dare approach me?”. (Shelley#104). The created mentions that he expects this behavior of Victor. The creature then exclaimed “Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature and “Do your duty towards me and I will do mine towards you and the rest of mankind”. (Shelly #104). The creature is pleading with Victor for him to show some form of appreciation and care for him. Thus, by stating that
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